Releases STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence
Today, the CDC released STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence.
A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They help improve the health and well-being of communities.
The technical package highlights 5 main strategies to prevent sexual violence:
- S – Promote social norms that protect against violence
- T – Teach skills to prevent sexual violence
- O – Provide opportunities to empower and support girls and women
- P – Create protective environments
- SV – Support victims/survivors to lessen harms
The strategies in this package include those with a focus on preventing sexual violence from happening in the first place, as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of sexual violence. Strategies are intended to work in combination and reinforce each other. The technical package describes the approaches to advance each strategy and the evidence behind them. It is intended as a resource to guide and inform prevention decision-making in communities and states.