Primary prevention takes center stage in NSVRC SAAM campaign

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“Prevent sexual violence…on our campus” serves as the theme for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) 2010 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign which focuses on primary prevention.

“The campaign is built around the Spectrum of Prevention framework, developed by Larry Cohen of the Prevention Institute, that places public health problems, including sexual violence, within a larger context, beyond individual behaviors, to highlight the community and societal factors that influence the issue.”

The NSVRC provides a variety of resources specific to campuses working to end sexual violence.

SAAM Day of Action is Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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