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Authors: Sarah DeGue, Thomas R. Simon, Kathleen C. Basile, Sue Lin Yee, Karen Lang, and Howard Spivak

Title: Moving Forward by Looking Back

Subtitle: Reflecting on a Decade of CDC's Work in Sexual Violence Prevention, 2000–2010

Journal: Journal of Women's Health

Volume: 21

Issue: 12

Year: December 2012

Pages: 1211-1218

ISSN: 1540-9996 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1931-843X – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | American History: U.S. History



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Abstract: »In 2011, the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) within CDC's Injury Center engaged an external panel of experts to review and evaluate its research and programmatic portfolio for sexual violence (SV) prevention from 2000 to 2010. This article summarizes findings from the review by highlighting DVP's key activities and accomplishments during this period and identifying remaining gaps in the field and future directions for SV prevention. DVP's SV prevention work in the 2000s included (1) raising the profile of SV as a public health problem, (2) shifting the field toward a focus on the primary prevention of SV perpetration, and (3) applying the public health model to SV research and programmatic activities. The panel recommended that DVP continue to draw attention to the importance of sexual violence prevention as a public health issue, build on prior investments in the Rape Prevention and Education Program, support high-quality surveillance and research activities, and enhance communication to improve the link between research and practice. Current DVP projects and priorities provide a foundation to actively address these recommendations. In addition, DVP continues to provide leadership and guidance to the research and practice fields, with the goal of achieving significant reductions in SV perpetration and allowing individuals to live to their full potential.« (Source: Journal of Women's Health)


  Looking Back: CDC's Work on SV Prevention, 2000-2010 (p. 1211)
    Raising the profile of SV as a public health problem (p. 1212)
    Shifting the focus toward primary prevention of perpetration (p. 1213)
    Applying the public health model to SV prevention (p. 1214)
  Moving forward: Current and Future Directions in DVP (p. 1215)
    Elevate importance of SV prevention (p. 1215)
    Build on RPE investment (p. 1215)
    Support high-quality surveillance and research activities (p. 1215)
    Enhance communication to improve the link between research and practice (p. 1216)
  The Future of SV Prevention at CDC (p. 1216)
  Acknowledgments (p. 1217)
  Disclosure Statement (p. 1217)
  References (p. 1217)

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