4085.0 Applying the spectrum of prevention: Comprehensive approach to preventing sexual assault in the military

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
Sexual assault is not just a women’s issue, but a community issue. Military communities are a microcosm of their surrounding communities, and as such the DoD has taken a proactive approach to partnering with private and government based organizations in an effort to prevent sexual assault. The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) utilizes the Spectrum of Prevention methodology in a strategic approach towards preventing sexual assault within the military. The Spectrum of Prevention is compiled of 6 different levels to include: Influencing Policy and Legislation; Changing Organizational Practices; Fostering Coalitions and Networks; Educating Providers; Promoting Community Education; and Strengthening Individual Knowledge and Skills. Panel participants will highlight their roles in supporting the different levels of the Spectrum of Prevention and showcase the collaboration that has taken place with the DoD on different sexual assault prevention initiatives in communities across the country.
Session Objectives: 1. List the six different levels of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office's Spectrum of Prevention methodology. 2. Articulate the collaboration that takes place within the DoD on different sexual assault prevention initiatives. 3. Describe how sexual assault is a community issue.
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, Women's Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Forum, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)