"As a policy leader, as a father, as a man, I realized that I have a responsibility to champion prevention. I can, and I need to, make
a difference."
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~ Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner

Sexual Violence Prevention Videos


People have a lot of feelings about consent. Most of us who work in the sexual violence world think consent is to our work what Newton’s Laws of Motion is to physics, or what improvisation is to jazz: essential to moving forward. However, to many people outside of our movement consent is confusing and perhaps even controversial. Check out these great consent analogies you can bring back to your community or a staff meeting to help start the conversation!


Other Helpful Videos

  • Everyday Sexism: Watch Laura Bates video about what happens when we don’t intervene.
  • Bear PSA: What if one in five men were eaten by bears?
  • Bystander Effect: Learn more about what holds people back from stepping up to intervene.
  • Step Up Video: American University demonstrates three different approaches to intervening in potentially dangerous situations.
  • What is Primary Prevention?: This video explains the socio-ecological model to sexual violence prevention.
  • Social Construction: Sociology 101: What the general population considers acceptable or normal is shaped. Find out how our cultural norms are socially constructed and why that matters.
  • How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse: This two-minute video provides tips for parents struggling with how to talk about this topic.
  • Laci Green: Check out all of her amazing videos about healthy sexuality and sex positivity


Larry Cohen on Successful Prevention Efforts

Prevention Institute Director Larry Cohen chronicles the history of anti-smoking efforts, and how he helped guide a new approach that has resulted in policy and legislative changes. See how prevention efforts, like banning smoking in public places, promoting healthy eating and preventing violence, can result in healthier, happier communities.


Stop Sexual Violence: Listen and Lead

Everyone has an important role in stopping sexual violence in our communities. Learn how you can make a difference in preventing sexual violence in Minnesota.


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