Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus Through Situational Prevention

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Prevention practitioners are looking for ways to expand prevention to the community level of the social ecological model. One way to do that is through exploring and implementing situational prevention strategies. A new report, available to download on our website, provides prevention practitioners a framework for situational prevention in practice on college campuses.

 

Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Through Situational Interventions explores theories, methodology, and examples of situational prevention efforts to reduce sexual violence on college campuses. Situational prevention looks at environments, both physical and social, that contribute to or protect against violence, and then uses a combination of public health, criminology, and social justice frameworks to alter those environments for sexual violence prevention.

 

Read the report here, and register for the PreventConnect web conference with the authors of the report here. A recording of the web conference will be available online here after the web conference has concluded.

Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Prevention Tori first became involved in sexual violence prevention through her senior capstone project at the University of Montana. Her and her colleagues with the Franke Global Leadership Initiative developed a sexual consent education curriculum for youth in Missoula, MT. She brought her commitment to sexual violence prevention and community health to her Master’s of Public Health program at Oregon State University, where she also served as a graduate assistant for sexual health and healthy sexuality promotion programs. Tori worked as an intern with the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force where she helped develop a planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability guide for sexual violence prevention for Oregon colleges and universities. Tori is thrilled to continue using her skills, education, and passion to prevent sexual violence and create safer communities through her work at CALCASA.

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