Online Program

Options for prevention of campus sexual assault

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Deb Houry, MD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
CDC addresses campus sexual assault and sexual violence with a focus on primary prevention, or preventing violence before it occurs, and emphasizes reducing rates of sexual violence at the population level. These efforts complement and work in tandem with other important work focused on risk reduction, criminal justice, recidivism prevention, and victim services. CDC uses a four-level social-ecological model to better understand violence and the effects of potential prevention.  This session will discuss options that campuses should consider: using data to better understand sexual violence and student needs; developing comprehensive prevention plans that include campus-wide policy, structural and social norms components; selecting prevention strategies based on best practices and available evidence; evaluating strategies that are implemented; and sharing lessons learned.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the use of the socio-ecological model to better understand the impact of campus sexual assault and develop prevention interventions Explain the current CDC body of work focused on campus sexual assault and its links to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Sexual Assault

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at CDC. In this role, Dr. Houry leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. Her prior research has focused on injury and violence prevention in addition to the interface between emergency medicine and public health. She has received several national awards for her work in injury and violence prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.