This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.
While some forms of sexual violence may not be illegal, such as sexist jokes, catcalling, or vulgar gestures, this does not make them any less threatening or harmful to the person victimized. All these behaviors contribute to a culture that accepts sexual violence. Bystanders can speak up when they witness these actions to foster healthy sexuality and safer communities. Many opportunities exist in daily life where society can prevent behaviors that promote sexual violence.
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The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.
Esta herramienta propicia que líderes y socios en la prevención de la violencia sexual comprendan el desarrollo sexual infantil saludable e involucren a personas adultas en promover el desarrollo saludable y habilidades. En inglés.
Esta herramienta se centra en como todas las personas adultas de una comunidad pueden apoyar los esfuerzos por prevenir el abuso sexual infantil y promover ambientes más saludables para niñas, niños y adolescentes. En inglés.
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