Presented by the New York State Training and Technical Assistance Center, a collaboration between the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the New York State Department of Health.
Understanding sexual violence is a crucial puzzle piece to being able to prevent and respond to it. Yet most programs targeting sexual violence are only designed to improve responses to survivors and/or increase bystander engagement. What is often missing is how to respond to those who have committed sexual misconduct and how to understand and prevent that behavior in the first place. Building on cutting-edge research about adult and juvenile sex offenders and those who commit sexual misconduct, this online training will focus on the emerging primary prevention innovations in campus sexual assault that can help reduce the perpetration of sexual violence.
Over 25 years, Joan Tabachnick has developed educational materials and innovative prevention programs for national, state and local organizations. Her primary focus is on preventing the perpetration of sexually harmful behaviors, particularly in adolescents and young adults. Joan created the educational programming for Stop It Now! before starting her own consulting practice. Since then she has been director of NEARI Press, founding co-chair of ATSA’s prevention committee, executive director of MASOC, and currently is a fellow with the Department of Justice, SMART Office.