- The primary prevention of sexual assault involves engaging communities to stop sexual violence before it occurs and building safe, healthy communities. Sexual violence prevention requires comprehens
ive, community-based initiatives that address the various systemic issues, attitudes, behaviors and norms that perpetuate sexual violence.
- Prevention and Education training focuses on providing tools, information and guidance to rape crisis centers and other organizations and individuals who are interested in building communities that are free from sexual violence; and building their capacity to engage in efforts to prevent sexual violence.
- Along with prevention, foundational understanding of recognizing and understanding the dynamics of sexual violence, as well as how to support victims is a vital part to training and education.
Through the CDC, the Rape Prevention Education (RPE) program at MSCASA develops comprehensive prevention strategies through a continuum of activities and trainings that address all levels of the social ecological model. Public health classifies prevention efforts into three levels:
- Primary prevention approaches aim to stop sexual violence before it occurs; preventing initial victimization and perpetration.
- Secondary prevention approaches are immediate responses to sexual violence to deal with short-term consequences.
- Tertiary prevention approaches are long-term responses to sexual violence to deal with last consequences.
Training topics include, but are not limited to:
- Dynamics of Sexual Assault
- Rape Trauma Syndrome and PTSD
- Medical Aspects of Sexual Violence
- Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
- Bystander Intervention
- Prevention and Youth
- Cultural Competency
- Women of Color and Underserved Communities
- Serving Victims of Sexual Violence
- Engaging Men
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