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By on November 29, 2023

National Sexual Assault Conference Prevention Track Recordings AVAILABLE NOW

Recordings of the Prevention Track from the 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference are now available to watch free online. The 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® was held in San Francisco, California, August 22-24. The conference theme, Equity in Action, called for conference participants to fearlessly pursue a world free from sexual violence and address change across systems and institutions. These sessions were sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. All recordings are available below or in the blog section at 

Prevention Session List

Developing an Action Plan to Address School-Based Prevention Programming Resistance

Staff from PreventConnect and VALOR key themes and strategies in navigating pushback on efforts to implement sexual and domestic violence prevention programming in K-12 schools. Participants engage in peer learning to create individual action plans to identify solutions and advance prevention efforts in their own communities.


Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, Janae Sargent, Shelby Vice

Make Your Data Equitable – Using Equity Measures to Systematically Prevent Sexual

Prevention evaluation and system response data (e.g., intakes and police reports) are often considered unrelated, however, the systematic tracking of equity-related factors – such as primary language spoken or income – can help us better understand the impact of violence on marginalized communities and inform the development of culturally relevant prevention interventions. In fact, systematically accounting for outcomes through health equity measures is a critical step toward developing system-level interventions to alleviate disparities. This session provides an overview of ways to analyze and view data to reveal and address health inequities.

Speakers: Wendi Siebold, Tiana Teter

Intergenerational Partnerships to End Gender-Based Violence

Young people have been at the forefront of each social movement and revolution. The Idaho Coalition has invested in a strategy that cultivates intergenerational partnerships that center the experiences of youth from historically marginalized communities (Black/brown/Indigenous, Youth with Disabilities, Queer & Trans youth, and Youth who are immigrants and have been resettled through the refugee process) in their strategy to end gender violence, specifically teen dating violence. The intergenerational partnerships are integrated into the Idaho Coalition’s primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategy based on the wisdom of our movement elders, Indigenous knowledge (shared with us), and futurism. The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence has received the OVW Rural Technical Assistance grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women to develop materials for youth who have experienced teen dating violence like sexual assault, rape, abusive relationships, and develop a campaign for February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month; and provide technical assistance in the prevention and response to Teen Dating Violence for OVW Rural grantees.

Speakers: D Dagondon Tiegs, Jessica Moreno, Layla Bagwell

Developing and Adapting a Flexible Statewide Evaluation System for Rape Prevention Education in California

The California Department of Public Health oversees the implementation of the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) funding to support sexual violence prevention projects across California. CDPH has worked in partnership with the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health and local RPE practitioners to develop and implement an RPE evaluation system to assess local and state-wide impact of RPE efforts. This workshop describes the components of the California RPE evaluation system collecting individual and community-level data. It describes results generated from the system (2019-2022), summarize key learnings from implementing and adapting the system, and discuss the future of RPE evaluation with an intended workshop audience of RPE practitioners.

Speakers Emma Jackson, Mina White

Looking to the Experts: Lessons in Community-Led Prevention From New York City Nightlife

This workshop, led by members of the OutSmartNYC Collective, participants, interrogates how community-led efforts can enhance equity within sexual assault prevention. In sharing the OutSmartNYC core values and methodology, the facilitators will highlight strategies for working within a community, rather than for one.

While the OutSmartNYC methodology is specific to nightlife’s unique culture and the challenges to violence prevention in these spaces, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how these methodologies may translate to the communities they represent and engage with. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of how equity can be enhanced through community engagement, curriculum development, and anti-oppressive facilitation strategies.

Speakers: Eric McGriff, Scarlett Thompson, Amy Northup

How Shame and Silence Were Taught in API Communities

This session engages culturally specific organizations staff, advocate, program staff and leadership to demonstrate learning and experiences of Center for the Pacific Asian Family’s programs implementing intergenerational approach to violence prevention and crisis intervention work.

The relevant experiences addressing the culture of shame and silence, how it has been taught from generation to generation and how it is impacted API communities, including the perspective of the inside out and outside in within the communities will be shared through facilitated with guided and reflective questions with sample activities from the curriculum that CPAF used with youth, adults, parents and caretakers. In addition to the concrete activities, CPAF provides evidence informed research and assessment done in partnership with AAPI Equity Alliance as well with 5 API ethnic specific communities across Los Angeles.

Speakers: Kwan Wimwipha Chaiun, Anna Lee

Researcher-Practitioner-Educator-Youth Partnerships to Prevent Sexual Violence

The purpose of this workshop is to share findings as well as challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from CBPAR on SRV prevention among diverse populations (e.g., youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth) and diverse prevention spaces (e.g., schools, community, online). Speakers highlight the importance of prevention that is comprehensive, engages multiple stakeholders, empowers youth as co-leaders, and uses a health equity lens and anti-oppressive frameworks.

Speakers: Katie Edwards, Nia Clark, Stephanie Olson, Robin Koshelev, Linda Shroll, Ramona Herrington

Beyond all-or-nothing Responses to Accountability

Our culture has an ingrained habit of all-or-nothing responses to when harm happens, often focusing on punishment and removal of the person who caused harm from the community, or ignoring the behavior as well as ignoring survivors’ diverse needs.

The time is long overdue to examine how to address what accountability for harm means, what options for responding to harm exist, how to build more options that are steeped in survivor needs, and why expanding responses to accountability prevents sexual harm from happening again.

In this session, speakers host a discussion on expanding options for accountability in workplaces, communities, and society and the potential impacts on survivors, people who cause harm, our communities, and prevention.


Monika Johnson-Hostler, Sandra Henriquez and Karen Baker 

Towards a New Paradigm of Antiracist Health Equity in Primary Sexual Violence Prevention

An antiracist approach to health equity acknowledges and addresses the historic and contemporary racist ideas, racist polices, and racial inequities that impact social determinants of health. Applying an antiracist health equity lens to primary rape prevention programing can ensure that prevention efforts address specific risk and protective factors for sexual violence that impact the people most vulnerable to anti-black racism, misogynoir, and transphobia.

This interactive panel discussion, co-facilitated by the director of New York State’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE)Program and the consulting team from Michelle M. Osborne J.D. and Associates, panelists share process and findings from their 2023 Health Equity Capacity Assessment.

Speakers: Nora Karena, Michelle Osborne, Toni Belcher, Bernadette Dolen

Measuring Love as Prevention

In this session, Audrey Jordan and Shiree Teng explore how we face and accept our bright and shadow sides more fully, more deeply and more honestly, as many of us have been harmed and have caused harm. We challenge ourselves into more wholeness by facing our grief and pain so that we may minimize hurtling our pain unconsciously toward others.

Speakers: Audrey Jordan and Shiree Teng

Growing RPE Grantee Primary Prevention Efforts to Address Social Determinants of Health

In this session, speakers illustrate how they are working to reduce disparities and address social determinants of health in Kansas RPE-funded communities. They describe how these communities have taken action using the Framework for Collaborative Action for Improving Health and Development (Assessing, Prioritizing & Planning; Implementing Targeted Action; Changing Community Conditions & Systems; Achieving Widespread Change in Behavior & Risk Factors; Improving Population Health and Development). This includes a racially and ethnically diverse rural community working for civic engagement of migrant workers; an urban community working to improve gender equity; an urban community addressing violence prevention through environmental design; and a college town working to implement housing policy.


Christina Holt and Belinda Flores

Use What You Got: A Tool to Move Your Campus Data into Practice

In this session, Susan Wismar, illustrates the data inventory process including collection, customization, and data triangulation.  Results from population-level campus climate surveys, direct reports to law enforcement, Title IX office, and stakeholder interviews with campus programs will be detailed in their scope and analyzed.  Data inventory creation and data triangulation can be scaled to fit an institution’s resources and will begin to offer three primary benefits to program reach, utilization of resources, and engaging campus partners.


Susan Wismar

Developing and Adapting a Flexible Statewide Evaluation System for RPE in California

In this session,  speakers describe the components of the California RPE evaluation system collecting individual and community-level data. It will describe results generated from the system (2019-2022), summarize key learnings from implementing and adapting the system, and discuss the future of RPE evaluation with an intended workshop audience of RPE practitioners.


Emma Jackson and Mina White

Conversations about Alcohol and Sex – Changes in Community Norms and Culture

In this session, representatives from eleven24 and the SAFE Bar Network share stories of centering prevention education outside of the classroom and connecting with underserved populations. We know that in order to be successful and empower communities to be leaders in prevention, we must address implicit bias and create intersectional programs. This includes having nuanced conversations about identity, alcohol, and sex. Furthermore, in social settings, safety is not only a concern for people drinking but for everyone. During this workshop we will discuss social norms around alcohol, identify ways to build community through intentional dialogue and provide tips for including intersectional practices in sexual violence prevention.


Haleigh Harrold and Tonjie Reese

When Prevention is Prevented: Proactive Strategies to Overcome School-Based Barriers

This workshop explore the impacts of an increasingly divisive legislative landscape on primary prevention education in school-based settings and how to proactively plan to meet these moments through a disaster management lens. The session will open with a brief history of legislative attempts to suppress anti-oppressive education, the intersections of anti-oppression with prevention and social-emotional learning, the ripple effect of violence, and an introduction to disaster management frameworks. Using the Disaster Management Cycle, supplemental handouts, self-reflective journaling, play, and group activities, participants will work together to identify common prevention barriers, build adaptable strategy toolboxes, and begin the development of their primary prevention sustainability plans.


Sarah Ferrato

Purpose, Possibilities and Practice in Primary Prevention Strategy

This interactive workshop aims to inspire curiosity in primary prevention ideologies and strategies. Participants are invited to imagine what is possible in their work, and to understand the roots that perpetuate violence. Attendees will engage in a journey to identify and address the upstream conditions that enable violence for youth, Black and African American women and girls, and neurodivergent and Disabled people and people with disabilities.


Cierra Olivia Thomas Williams, Stephanie Solomon, and Timike Jones

Housing Justice is Violence Prevention: Sustainable, Systems-Based solutions for change

This session explores the connection between housing and sexual violence and examine examples of evidence-based policies and practices for housing justice. The session will also walk through one community’s efforts to modify local housing policy and the role of local anti-violence organizations in those efforts.


Gabby Boyle