Prevention Corner

Aug 21st, 1970

Continued from Frontline Fall 2010 issue... Preventing Sexual Violence: A Team Approach for Campuses, a conference hosted by MCASA and the University of Maryland with the support of Bowie State University, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the U.S. Department of Justice, took a multi-disciplinary team approach to preventing sexual violence within college communities. Topics ranged from the plenary presentation of Green Dot, A Comprehensive Approach to Violence Prevention, by Dorothy Edwards, Ph.D. of the University to Kentucky to breakout sessions such as Addressing Rape Culture: Men Creating Change presented by Men Can Stop Rape. With  20 to 25% of women experiencing rape or attempted sexual assault by the time that they graduate college (Fisher, Cullen & Turner, 2000), primary prevention of sexual violence on college campuses is crucial. We at MCASA with the support of the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene would like to partner with you in your primary prevention efforts. In the coming months, MCASA will be producing literature and online resources that targets and engages young adults in preventing sexual violence in their communities. The brochures will focus on topics such as; Healthy Relationships, Engaging Bystanders and Engaging Men to name a few. In addition, we have a new website, along with a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter to keep you updated on how MCASA can help with your primary prevention efforts. We’d love to hear from you on what other tools and resources we can provide to help fit primary prevention into your outreach. Please contact us at feedback [at] mcasa.org to let us know.

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