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Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Project

Primary Prevention

Understanding Primary Prevention

Primary prevention efforts take place before violence occurs to prevent initial perpetration or victimization.

What primary prevention IS:

  • Working with men and boys to promote positive social norms;
  • Building bystander skills; and
  • Promoting healthy respectful relationships.

What primary prevention IS NOT:

  • Raising awareness of sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence;
  • Knowing what services are available to survivors;
  • Learning how to help a friend who has been abused.

Primary Prevention Resources