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Prevention Projects

Teaching kids about the skills of consent can help reduce sexual coercion, harassment, and even assault.

The ASK. LISTEN. RESPECT. video was created for kids ages 11-16 to show concrete examples of how to ask for consent, what enthusiastic, verbal consent looks like, and how to respond to “no” respectfully.

You can use the video and accompanying discussion guides for parents and/or group facilitators to spark conversations with teens about respectful relationships, the importance of consent, and how teens can ask for and give consent in their friendships and dating relationships.

DO YOU: Building Youth Resilience Through Creative Expression

DO YOU addresses youth violence, dating and sexual violence, sexual harassment, and bullying by confronting its root causes and enhancing protective factors (also referred to as building resilience) to promote positive development and healthy relationships for age 13-16 years old. The UnCurriculum (the facilitator’s guide for DO YOU uses primary prevention principles and creative expression in a strategy intended to prevent violence before it starts.

DO YOU Overview

Is DO YOU Evidence-Based?

DO SOMETHING Toolkit: a toolkit for using community-level prevention strategies as part of DO YOU programming

Order DO YOU refill 'zines here.

Get Certified: Contact the Action Alliance Training Institute to register for DO YOU Facilitator Certification Training.

The Red Flag Campaign

The Red Flag Campaign is the first statewide public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on Virginia’s college campuses. Designed with a “bystander intervention” social norms strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.

Virginia's Guidelines

...for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence

These Guidelines will assist sexual and domestic violence agencies (and other community organizations) in developing effective primary prevention initiatives. The Guidelines and support materials are based on a combination of research and experience from people who work in the field of sexual and domestic violence on a daily basis.

Moving Upstream

A newsletter for the Primary Prevention of Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence

Moving Upstream is an indispensible resource for building capacity to provide effective primary prevention programming. Each issue features a theoretical article by a prevention specialist, a spotlight on promising practices in Virginia, and information on events in Virginia relevant to primary sexual violence prevention.

Healthy sexuality for sexual violence prevention

A report on promising curriculum-based approaches

This report is a result of the on-going efforts between the Action Alliance and Virginia’s Healthy Sexuality Workgroup. The general purpose of this workgroup is to find links between primary sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion, to determine each field’s evidence base, and discuss how to best deliver the vital information offered by both fields to youth in Virginia.

Virginia's Recipe Card for Prevention

This recipe card is the product of an ongoing primary prevention branding campaign, YES: Changing the future with fresh ideas and effective tools, intended to deliver prevention concepts to communities and advocates in a concise and engaging manner, while framing prevention work as achievable and exciting.

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