Sexual Violence is Preventable
We can't work alone. To end sexual violence, we need to work together to eliminate the root causes of sexual violence including the norms, behaviors, experiences and environments that may lead to a person becoming sexually violent.
MNCASA offers a number of avenues to support and involve Minnesotans in prevention efforts including:
- Building capacity for primary prevention through our Community Primary Prevention Partnerships program.
- Developing a Prevention Advocacy Peer Leadership Team to advocate for primary prevention of sexual violence.
- Engaging adults impacted by sexual violence (including survivors and allies) to use HOPE to build a world free of sexual violence.
- Advocating for policy changes that add an investment to prevention balanced with access to justice and access to advocacy and support for victims.
- Developing leaders committed to ending child sexual abuse who will Demand a Change!
- Working at the community level to develop Champion Communities that engage organizations and programs serving children, youth, and adults to embed sexual violence prevention knowledge, activities and policies in all their activities.
- Helping people concerned about their own or another’s person’s sexual thoughts to find the help they need before they harm someone. Or, if they’ve already harmed someone, to get help and be accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
If you are interested in being a part of MNCASA’s Prevention listserv, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. This list is for anyone interested in working to prevent sexual violence before anyone is harmed or harms another. You can send in your prevention questions, connect with others, and find out about prevention initiatives, resources, and activities in Minnesota.