Primary Prevention Education
What is Primary Prevention?
Adopted from The Center for Disease Control
Public health interventions are often grouped into three prevention categories based on when the intervention occurs. Sexual violence interventions can be divided into the following three categories:
- Primary Prevention: Approaches that take place before sexual violence has occurred to prevent initial perpetration or victimization.
- Secondary Prevention: Immediate responses after sexual violence has occurred to deal with the short-term consequences of violence.
- Tertiary Prevention: Long-term responses after sexual violence has occurred to deal with the lasting consequences of violence and sex offender treatment interventions.
The MSUB Phoenix Center provides primary prevention education with a goal of eradicating interpersonal violence. Our hope is to strengthen the individual and relationship level of the social ecological model by exploring how healthy relationships, consent, rape myths, and bystander intervention are key in preventing interpersonal violence.