Why Should We Prevent?
Sexual Assault Facts
Domestic Violence Facts
Teen Dating Violence Facts
The reality of sexual assault, IPV and teen dating violence is that prevention must occur BEFORE these crimes are ever perpetrated. Unfortunately, we live in a society that assumes these crimes will occur and by doing so we allow them to continue. Prevention of these crimes assumes the following things:
• A commitment to END sexual and IPV
• Sexual assault and intimate partner violence are societal, NOT an individual’s problem
• Sexual assault and intimate partner violence are complex, thus requiring comprehensive solutions.
What we know about the core assumptions of primary prevention is that they are also associated with a number of other societal ills which include the basic principles of aggressive control, coercion and oppression. By addressing one, we address them all.