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Using a Public Health Model
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January, 2003

Sexual violence can be viewed many ways. Some of the more common perspectives are mental health, criminal justice, medical, social and political. In the 1970’s the anti-rape movement clearly operated from a socio-political analysis of the issue. As service delivery structures were created our analysis expanded to accommodate the collaborations taking place in the criminal justice, mental health and medical systems.

Over the past decade there has been a push to incorporate the public…

Topic
  • Theory & Concepts
PDF
January, 1999

Community development and social change strategies - something new? As the old song lyric says, "Everything old is new again."

When the state Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee was convened by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy in 1997 to explore and discuss sexual assault prevention approaches, it was a committee representative of the entire sexual assault prevention community. There were key representatives from the Department of Health, from the Office of the…

Topic
  • Strategies
(2011)
External Website

This book prepares adults for working with young people by providing a theoretical framework for violence prevention work along with exercises in being effective allies to youth. Workshop guidelines and outlines are included for facilitating discussion and sharing around sensitive topics of oppression, the "isms" — racism, sexism, adultism — as well as gender issues, immigration, religion, ability and access.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Root Causes
External Website

This is the religious education companion series to the curricula Our Whole Lives (OWL). The Sexuality and Our Faith series introduces explicitly UU and UCC material to the sexuality education programs in their congregations. Includes a companion book for each age-appropriate volume of OWL.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Healthy Sexuality
External Website

The curriculum focuses on both tribal community members and those working with the community as educators, social workers, judges, etc. Appropriate for both native and non-native audiences. Intended to encourage healthy relationships and the identification of sexual and intimate partner violence.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
WCSAP Webpage

Over the last few years The White House has taken actions to call attention to the scope of campus sexual violence, provide guidance to schools on how to effectively respond when violence has occurred, improve Title IX enforcement, and prevent campus sexual assault.

The White House and partners have used many avenues such as launching a resource website and large-scale public awareness campaigns to start the conversation in communities. Additionally, The White House worked with the…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Schools & Campus
(2008)
External Website

A bilingual curriculum put together by the Migrant Clinicians Network which lasts 5 two-hour weekly sessions and focuses on preventing intimate partner and sexual violence within migrant communities. This curriculum uses a culturally appropriate, popular education style.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Culturally Specific
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
(2015)
External Website

A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, with activities exploring:

  • relationships,
  • sexual consent,
  • equity and
  • sexual and reproductive health.

Curriculum includes:

  • topic talking points,
  • activities,
  • videos,
  • handouts, and
  • evaluation tools.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
4th Edition
External Website

Unequal Partners includes 50 lesson plans to help adolescents and young adults learn about and explore the dynamics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships.

A trauma-informed perspective helps participants explore sensitive and critical topics, including:

  • communicating about consent,
  • understanding power dynamics,
  • recognizing warning signs,
  • helping a friend, and
  • analyzing media influences.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
External Website

Intended to reduce instances of violence among diverse groups of youth by focusing on healthy relationship skills and bystander accountability. Developed and implemented in Los Angeles by Peace Over Violence.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Root Causes
(2010)
External Website

Public awareness campaign created by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Encourages bystanders to intervene when they witness peers in dating or sexual violence situations. The posters address:

  • emotional abuse,
  • jealousy,
  • victim blaming,
  • isolation,
  • sexual assault,
  • sexual coercion, and
  • stalking.

Posters represent diversity of racial/ethnic backgrounds and both…

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Healthy Relationships
(2013)
External Website

WholeSomeBodies is a curriculum for adults who have children and youth in their lives. Includes a guide for facilitators and a participant workbook with activities and materials to support workshops that address topics such as:

  • etymology and circles of sexuality,
  • sensuality,
  • gender,
  • childhood messages,
  • body image, and
  • media awareness.

Additional material addresses how to have difficult…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
(2013)
External Website

Agent of Change is an online game which allows users to choose their reactions, creating pathways and customizing situations to the specific questions and needs of the student. Agent of Change addresses many forms of violence, and includes diverse characters. Continuously updated with student pre- and post- test data.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Healthy Relationships
(2015)
External Website

Liverespect is a 9-session curriculum from A Call to Men designed to help mentors educate and encourage young men to examine their attitudes and beliefs about masculinity.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
(2010)
External Website

Safe Dates consists of a 10-session curriculum, play, parent materials, and posters.

Students discuss:

  • healthy relationships,
  • red flags,
  • helping friends,
  • gender stereotypes, and
  • sexual assault.

This is an evidence-based program that has had long-term outcomes measured in its effectiveness in preventing teen dating violence.

Part of the…

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
(1998)
External Website

This 26-session curriculum, created by Paul Kivel and Allan Creighton, address:

  • gender norms,
  • power and control,
  • homophobia,
  • racism,
  • sexism, and
  • other factors that contribute to gender-based violence.

Young men are given tools to create healthy relationships through group discussions, activities, and videos.

The website provides facilitators with tips on how to incorporate into school…

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
(2007)
External Website

This guide (unCurriculum) was created by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Includes: Facilitator’s introduction and 6 units;

  1. Positive Personal Development,
  2. Addressing Teen Dating Violence,
  3. Addressing Sexual Harassment with Teens,
  4. Addressing Sexual Violence with Teens,
  5. Exploring Gender Sexuality and Power, and
  6. Promoting Healthy Relationships.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
(2009)
External Website

The Faith Trust Institute created this healthy relationship and violence prevention curriculum comprised of

  • 6-session curriculum,
  • facilitator’s guide, and
  • DVD clips.

Teens are given skills to combat violence and develop healthy relationships.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
External Website

Planned Parenthood of New England has created cognitively accessible curriculum, which includes:

  • 20 lessons with scripts,
  • handouts,
  • detailed pictures, and
  • teaching tools.

Participants will learn about:

  • different relationships,
  • private versus public,
  • communication,
  • decision making,
  • starting romantic relationships,
  • unhealthy…
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Disability
  • Healthy Sexuality
(2010)
External Website

Program created by Safe Place in Austin, TX. The youth leadership and school-wide components offer a chance to work across the social-ecological model on the primary prevention of

  • violence,
  • bullying, and
  • harassment.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Healthy Relationships
For High School and College Males
External Website

The MVP Model was created by Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society and Jackson Katz. Approaches youth as potential bystanders, not victims or perpetrators, to sexual violence, bullying, and harassment. Playbooks use scenarios in order to build bystander response skills. Official training of trainers is available.

Originally designed to engage student-athletes and student leaders to use their social influence over peers however can be used to engage a wide…

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Bystanders
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
(2011)
External Website

Shifting Boundaries is an intervention designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of dating violence and sexual harassment among adolescents. The intervention consists of two parts:

  • a classroom-based curricula and
  • a school wide component.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
WCSAP Webpage

The intent of these presentations is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from schools, for basic information or awareness raising presentations. We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’…

Topic
  • Media Literacy & Technology
WCSAP Webpage

Bystander intervention is an essential component in preventing sexual violence. It may be helpful to have conversations with groups in your community about effective intervention, take time to address the fears and concerns that they may have, and also highlight the positive effects bystander intervention has on the community.

  1. What are some reasons that we don't intervene when we see someone harassing or disrespecting another person?
    • Have you ever…
Topic
  • Bystanders
(2009)
External Website

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape created this curriculum with the goal of empowering youth to make healthy decisions. Each of the 11 sessions includes planning and facilitation notes.

Curriculum themes:

  • building respect,
  • teamwork,
  • communication,
  • trust,
  • fears,
  • stress,
  • bullying,
  • decision making,
  • rumors,
  • self-concept, and
  • empowerment.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships