The Public Health Approach to the Prevention of Sexual Violence

The Public Health Approach to the Prevention of Sexual Violence This paper presents the public health approach to the prevention of sexual violence. The public health approach addresses primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. An explanation of each level of prevention is given as it relates to the area of sexual violence. Additionally, the public health approach attempts to shift the focus of prevention from potential victims to potential perpetrators. The four steps of the public health model are presented with examples of how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are applying this model to sexual violence prevention. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

The Public Health Approach to the Prevention of Sexual Violence

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1009559720231
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Abstract

This paper presents the public health approach to the prevention of sexual violence. The public health approach addresses primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. An explanation of each level of prevention is given as it relates to the area of sexual violence. Additionally, the public health approach attempts to shift the focus of prevention from potential victims to potential perpetrators. The four steps of the public health model are presented with examples of how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are applying this model to sexual violence prevention.

Journal

Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 8, 2004

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