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How to prevent sexual harassment and violence before it happens

The Sacramento Bee, November 2, 2017

By Lisa Fujie Parks and David S. Lee

26114998916 4070c47217 z 2At a time when some victims of sexual assault and harassment are speaking out, sexual violence activists Lisa Fujie Parks and David S. Lee ask, how can we prevent sexual harassment and violence before it happens? One answer, they say, is Shifting Boundaries, a teen dating violence prevention program developed by WCW's Nan Stein, Ed.D., and her collegue Bruce Taylor, Ph.D. While few prevention programs have been shown to prevent perpetration of sexual violence, the Centers for Disease Control conducted a systematic review and identified only three programs to date that have been shown to be effective, using a rigorous evaluation methodology, for preventing sexual violence perpetration; Shifting Boundaries was one of these programs.

In their op-ed, Fujie Parks and Lee write, "We’ve heard a lot about how to respond to incidents after-the-fact. Let’s start talking about – and taking action on – preventing sexual violence and harassment before it ever gets that far."

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