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Our Approach to Prevention 

To end sexual violence we must stop it from happening in the first place. To do so requires addressing the various risk and protective factors for violence at all levels of the social ecology including individual, relational, community, and society. The tools and prevention approach on this website are guided by the Center’s for Disease Control & Prevention’s STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence. This publication highlights strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states prevent and reduce sexual violence. Many of the strategies focus on reducing the likelihood that a person will engage in sexual violence. The strategies and their corresponding approaches are listed in the table below. (Violence Prevention, Prevention Strategies, CDC Website).

A chart from From STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control – Division of Violence Prevention

From STOP SV: A Techinical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence
CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control – Division of Violence Prevention

About this Site

SCCADVASA is excited to share this comprehensive prevention website with our member organizations, community partners, and the general public. The website aims to increase the communities’ understanding of ways to promote healthy relationships in our communities and provide strategies to reduce the likelihood of sexual violence among youth. SCCADVASA developed this website through funding provided from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Rape Prevention Education (RPE) supplemental funding to address prevention specific needs during COVID-19. Our goal for the website enables the spread of crucial information and build upon pre-existing resources to share cutting-edge tools that have not previously existed in one collective site. The incorporation of these sexual violence prevention materials is organized into an easy-to-access and interactive online format, ensuring access to best practices and promising prevention research initiatives well into the future.

We would like to thank the membership outreach partners who contributed to the collection of content, along with members of the SCCADVASA staff and our content and website developers for their assistance with this project. Funding for this website is made available by a Center for Disease Control (CDC) Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program COVID-19 Supplemental Funds grant (CDC-RFA-CE19-1902), awarded to the South Carolina (SC) Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Division of Women’s Health, and managed by the SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA).