Sexual Assault Prevention in Different Populations

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Before selecting your intervention strategies, you might think about how certain population characteristics may affect the success of your intervention. For example, population subgroups that differ by age, race, ethnicity, income or geography may respond differently to your intervention.  The following considerations and strategies reflect “lessons learned” from sexual assault interventions conducted within various population subgroups.  Despite the increasing accumulation of all types of evidence, knowledge about “how something should be done” remains limited (Rychetnick, 2004).  Therefore, the considerations and strategies provided below may or may not be applicable to all subgroups. As always, it may be useful to work with the community of interest in adapting intervention activities to best fit its needs.


Racial and ethnic minorities

Women

Males

Children and adolescents

Rural

Parents

Health Care Providers

College Students

Disabled

 

 












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