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Toward A Multi-Level, Ecological Approach To The Primary Prevention Of Sexual Assault: Prevention In Peer And Community Contexts
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
  • Erin A. Casey, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Taryn P. Lindhorst
Publication Date
4-1-2009
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Although sexual assault prevention programs have been increasingly successful at improving knowledge about sexual violence and decreasing rape-supportive attitudes and beliefs among participants, reducing sexually assaultive conduct itself remains an elusive outcome. This review considers efforts to support change for individuals by creating prevention strategies that target peer network and community-level factors that support sexual violence. To this end, the article examines successful ecological prevention models from other prevention fields, identifies the components of multilevel prevention that appear critical to efficacy and discusses their application to existing and emerging sexual violence prevention strategies.

DOI
10.1177/1524838009334129
Version
pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Erin A. Casey and Taryn P. Lindhorst. "Toward A Multi-Level, Ecological Approach To The Primary Prevention Of Sexual Assault: Prevention In Peer And Community Contexts" Trauma, Violence & Abuse Vol. 10 Iss. 2 (2009) p. 91 - 114
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin-casey/6/