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Sexual Violence Parent Resource

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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
 
More information on Villanova's sexual violence prevention and response efforts can be found through the links below:
 
 

 

Also, these links below provide some helpful tips for speaking to your student about sexual violence:

How to Talk About Sexual Assault wiht your College-Bound Teen

Talking with Your Student About Campus Sexual Violence