CDC’s Plan to Prevent Sexual Violence

Attorney Kristi Schubert by Kristi S. Schubert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an ebook called “A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence”. You can download the ebook HERE

Segments included in the ebook include:

Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence

Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence

Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women

Create Protective Environments

Support Victims/Survivors to Lessen Harms

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert comments:  “According to the CDC, individuals who adhere to restrictive gender/social norms (i.e., rigid ideas about the appropriate roles and behavior of men and women) are more likely to perpetrate physical, sexual, and emotional violence against women. The CDC Division of Violence Prevention recommends combating these rigid social norms as a key part of its plan to prevent sexual violence. The CDC’s Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence describes a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence and its consequences.”

The experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm represent sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits, drawing from years of personal injury litigation success and a deep compassion for our clients and the harm they have endured. A civil suit can never reverse the harm caused by a sexual predator, but damages recovered in a civil lawsuit can hold the assailant financially accountable and help with the financial burden and devastating consequences resulting from a sexual assault.

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