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Sexual Violence Prevention: Beginning the Dialogue

This document is intended to begin the dialogue about what it means to move upstream. Over the past few years — since CDC’s Injury Center became the administrator of the RPE program — we have been asked repeatedly to define what we mean by “prevention.” How does prevention look, and where should recipients of RPE funds focus their efforts and resources? Our working definition of sexual violence prevention for the RPE program is population-based and/or environmental and system-level strategies, policies, and actions that prevent sexual violence from initially occurring. Such prevention efforts work to modify and/or entirely eliminate the events, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences (risk factors) that result in the initiation of sexual violence and associated injuries,... Show More

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