When ATSA talks about prevention, we are talking about efforts to stop the perpetration of unhealthy, harmful, dangerous, and illegal sexual behaviors and actions that harm others. Through this lens it becomes apparent that everything ATSA does is a form of prevention. Through Research, Treatment, and Public Policy
The goal of prevention is to identify the factors that contribute to – and inhibit – sexual abuse, and use that knowledge to stop sexual abuse before it can begin. These factors are often referred to as “risk” and “protective” factors for perpetration.
It is also is important to understand the risk and protective factors for victimization. A sound, comprehensive, prevention program enhances and assists protective factors and reduces (and in many cases, eliminates) the identified risk factors.
These select handouts focus on ATSA's prevention effort
- What’s OK: A new prevention resource reaching youth with concerns (2022)
- Restorative justice in sexual abuse cases: A lighting rod or an opportunity to rehabilitate? (2021)
- Preventing Human Trafficking (2021)
- ATSA’s Commitment to Addressing Race, Power and Privilege (RPP) – Where are We Now? (2021)
- An Update on ATSA’s Efforts with Sexual Misconduct on Campuses (2021)
- Do not forget the middleperson: Preventing abuse one stakeholder at a time. (2021)
- Therapy to Prevent Abuse or Therapy as abuse? (2020)
- QAnon and the Hard Work of Preventing Sexual Abuse (2020)