In 2013, people all over Wisconsin coordinated their TDVPAM events with One Billion Rising.
The most common prevention strategies currently focus on the victim, the perpetrator, or bystanders.Strategies that try to equip a potential victim with knowledge, awareness, or self-defense skills are referred to as “risk reduction techniques.” Strategies focused on a potential perpetrator attempt to change risk and protective factors for sexual violence to reduce the likelihood that an individual will engage in sexually violent behavior.The solutions, however, are just as complex as the problem.Prevention efforts should ultimately decrease the number of individuals who perpetrate sexual violence and the number of individuals who are victims.Abuse can occur regardless of the couple's age, race, income, or other demographic traits.
There are, however, many traits that abusers and victims share in common.
The Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) Program will advise non-University affiliated survivors; however, other campus resources may be available only to students, staff or faculty.
If the assault, threat, or stalking occurred on campus but the accused perpetrator is not a student, please seek advice from the CARE Program, or the police.
The goal of bystander prevention strategies is to change social norms that accept violence and empower men and women to intervene with peers to prevent an assault from occurring.
Other prevention strategies address social norms, policies, or laws in communities to reduce the perpetration of sexual violence across the population.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.