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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Community Development & Sexual Violence Prevention: Creating Partnerships for Social Change

General Material
Published Date
January, 1999
Author(s)

This resource was designed to assist community based sexual assault programs in developing community development initiatives to address issues of sexual violence. Its theoretical basis is the work of William Loftquist as presented in The Technology of Prevention Workbook: A Leadership Development Program. Tucson: Associates for Youth Development, Inc and adapted specifically to address issue of sexual violence. Its contents include:

  • Community Development and Social Change
  • Youth and Social Change
  • Shifting the Paradigm
  • Prevention Readiness
  • Thinking about Readiness
  • Underlying Conditions
  • Hypothetically Speaking
  • The Beginning Steps of Community Development
  • Community Development in one Faith Community
  • Community Development in a University Community
  • Washington State Sexual Assault Prevention Resource Center

In addition to explaining the theory underlying community development, this resource offers narratives of three different community development initiatives. & It, also, contains resources and tools which can be utilized in developing one's own sexual violence community development project.