Speaking to Your Student About Sexual Violence Prevention
Meaningful and constructive conversations about developing healthy, respectful and communicative relationships form the foundation that allows young adults to develop self-awareness and courage they need to make good decitions on their own.
- Most inciences of sexual violence involve alcohol - alcohol does not cause or excuse sexual violence and the victim is never to blame for being harmed. Alcohol can impact one's ability to obtain or give meaningful consent.
- Consent is the most common issue in instances of alleged sexual violence. More information on consent can be found here.
- Practice CARITAS and look out for others to prevent harm! Here is more information on Bystander Intervention.
- Keys to healthy relationships: Respect, Learn, Empower, Consent, and Communicate
Also, these links below provide some helpful tips for speaking to your student about sexual violence: