Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction for College-Level Sexual Assault Prevention: Illustrating the Benefits of a Combined Approach

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By Mellisa Holtzman, Chadwick Menning


Man and women sitting on a bench while the man is yawningPrimary prevention and risk reduction strategies for reducing sexual assault on college campuses have generally been treated as distinct categories of programming, with greater emphasis placed on primary prevention in recent years. The authors propose that there is both theoretical justification and measurable benefit to synthesizing or coordinating carefully constructed primary prevention and risk reduction programming. They provide as support a summary of assessment findings from an exemplary program and discuss implications and future directions for program development and testing.