Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention
of Sexual Violence Toolkit
Shifting the Paradigm Toolkit [pdf]


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This toolkit was developed by the American College Health Association and supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Program Announcement #05040 (US4/CCU324945-02): Enhancing Healthcare Providers Ability to Prevent Sexual Violence. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

The American College Health Association developed this toolkit — Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence — to provide facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, and resources to everyone on campus who cares about the prevention of sexual violence. While there is a rich volume of tools, knowledge, and resources for intervention after sexual violence, the emphasis of this toolkit is to encourage prevention activities that take place before sexual violence has occurred and which create social change and shift the norms regarding sexual violence.

A primary prevention approach to preventing sexual violence requires a paradigm shift in the thinking of the campus community. Primary prevention helps create environments that promote respect, equality, civility, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality — and ultimately, a campus environment where students are safe and learning successfully.

The entire toolkit can be downloaded as a .pdf document as well as selected sections available in alternate formats below.

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