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Injury Prevention Inventory: Sexual Violence
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources




Sample Measures

Additional Resources




Supporting Resources

Title & URL



Training to prevent sexual violence and promote protective social norms

Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC program used to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts at the local, state, and national level


Bringing in the Bystander

Prevention Innovations Research Center – University of New Hampshire College of Liberal Arts

Customizable program used to teach bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk

Green Dot etc. Strategy

Green Dot, et cetera, Inc.

Violence prevention program that targets all community members as potential agents of change and seeks to engage them through awareness, education and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm

Mobilizing men and boys as allies

Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)

Men Can Stop Rape

An international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. MCSR provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training

Men Stopping Violence


Men Stopping Violence

A national training institute that provides organizations, communities, and individuals with the knowledge and tools required to mobilize men to prevent violence against women and girls

Man Up Campaign

Philanthropy New York

Global campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls

Teach skills to prevent sexual violence

Second Step: Student Success through Prevention

Committee for Children

Social-emotional skills based program for middle school students aimed at reducing bullying and sexual violence perpetration

Teach healthy, safe dating and intimate relationship skills to adolescents

Safe Dates

Hazelden Publishing



School-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration, including the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse that may occur between youths involved in a dating relationship

Promote healthy sexuality

Strong African American Families (SAAF)

Center for Family Research – The University of Georgia

Prevention program developed for rural African-American parents and preadolescent children. The program’s aim is to prevent adolescent problem behaviors, including early sexual involvement and risky sexual behavior, by focusing on protective parenting practices

Safer Choices

Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

School-based intervention to reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors among high school adolescents

Empowerment-based training for women to reduce risk for victimization

Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act

University of Windsor

A 12-hour victimization prevention program for college-aged women that provides education and skills training with the goal of being able to assess risk from acquaintances, overcome emotional barriers in acknowledging danger, and use verbal and physical strategies to reduce risk for violence

Improving safety and monitoring in schools

Shifting Boundaries Building-Level Intervention

Nan Stein, Ed.D., Wellesley Centers for Women

At the building-level, it is a school-based intervention that involves increasing staff monitoring based on “hotspot” mapping that students complete.

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Samples Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Sexual Violence

Sample Proximal Measures for Sexual Violence

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations



  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform sexual violence prevention
  • Participants/organizations reached through sex education trainings
  • Participants/organizations reached through sexual violence prevention trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing sexual violence prevention programs and policies
  • Patient referrals
  • Police reports related to sexual violence
  • Referrals to counseling services
  • Reports of individuals experiencing sexual violence victimization
  • Reports of youth experiencing forced sexual intercourse
  • Sexual violence prevention policies adopted
  • Teach comprehensive sex education programs in schools
  • Trainings related to sexual violence prevention

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Additional Resources Related to Sexual Violence

Title & URL



STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The strategies in this package include those with a focus on preventing sexual violence from happening in the first place, as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of sexual violence
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) A technical package is a collection of strategies that represents the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems. This package highlights six strategies to prevent intimate partner violence: teach safe and healthy relationship skills; engage influential adults and peers; disrupt developmental pathways toward partner violence; create protective environments; strengthen economic supports for families; and support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente

Investigation conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute that shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

VetoViolence Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s online source of free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources based on the best available evidence and research

Dating Matters: Interactive Guide on Informing Policy  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy provides a framework for evaluating Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and TDV-related policies and synthesizing the information to inform policy

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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