Community Health Advocacy Project- Part Five
Sexual trauma among teens is a difficult subject within any community. The need for discussion in the schools, churches, community groups and political arenas is essential in attempting to end the sexual violence. In this paper discussion will be had on two outcome goals regarding teen sexual violence and the need for preventative programs within the community.
To enhance social norms that promotes sexual violence prevention.
Result: Thorough understanding of social norms among males and females that contribute
to the perpetration of sexual violence.
Target: Males and females ages 12-17
Time frame: By January 2013
To facilitate awareness of and participation in the implementation of the Lorain County Sexual
Violence Prevention Protocol to community members.
Result: Active participation and increased awareness of sexual violence prevention and
awareness by those involved in decision making roles in the community.
Target: Community members (church groups, social groups, etc.), school officials, local
Time frame: By March 2013
Bystander intervention and education puts the responsibility on the men and women to respond and react within the community and the possibility of being able to make a change for a more positive outcome. This intervention technique can be done with both men and women in one place or separate.
The Bystander approach to prevention addresses the group as a third party who can intervene before and after an assault occurs. This is also important because it teaches participants to intervene with individuals who express inappropriate attitudes towards sexual assault or “conquests” (Lonsway, 2011). This intervention is more assertive with the community in a way that makes them take a look at what is happening around them. It allows for more...