Indiana’s Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan ~ 2010-2015
January 20, 2012
The Indiana Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council (SVPPC) served as the driving force behind Indiana’s 2010-2015 Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan. The SVPPC is a statewide advisory council comprised of members representing diverse disciplines and organizations, united by a shared desire to prevent sexual violence and its public health and social implications.
Our Vision: A state free of sexual violence achieved through respect between and equity among all people.
Our Mission: To engage the people of Indiana in the primary prevention of sexual violence using state and community-based strategies for societal change.
Key Recommendations and Strategic Priorities
- Goal #1: To facilitate stakeholder awareness of and participation in the implementation of the Indiana Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan.
- Outcome 1: By 2010, each Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council member will distribute the key recommendations of the state plan to existing and potential partners through available media, technology, and in-person outlets.
- Outcome 2: By 2011, the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council will create and distribute a state plan fact sheet targeted to each of the following groups of constituents to offer technical assistance on use of the state plan: public health, medical, policymakers, primary and secondary education, youth and family-serving organizations, faith and community-based organizations, businesses, colleges and universities, media and judicial/law enforcement.
- Outcome 3: By 2012, each of the abovementioned groups of constituents will hold at least one seat on the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council during the plan implementation phase.
- Goal #2: To build and strengthen capacity to prevent sexual violence in Indiana.
- Outcome 1: By November 2011, the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council will collaborate with experts to prepare a policy brief on the state of sexual violence laws and policies and economic impact in Indiana.
- Outcome 2: By 2013, Indiana will increase current funding levels dedicated to sexual violence primary prevention by 30%.
- Outcome 3: By 2013, at least one youth and family-serving organization with a statewide network will train local affiliates on implementation of a youth and parent/caregiver-specific sexual violence prevention/healthy relationships program.
- Outcome 4: By 2013, the state coalition, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Indiana Department of Education will assess public school corporations’ current curriculums and policies targeting risk and protective factors for sexual violence.
- Outcome 5: By 2014, the abovementioned partners will research other states’ and communities’ collaboration with public school corporations to include sexual violence prevention/healthy relationships messages and activities in existing curriculums and programs and create a plan to advance inclusion in Indiana.
- Outcome 6: By 2015, the state coalition and the Indiana State Department of Health will complete a formal assessment of existing workplace sexual harassment and assault prevention approaches among mid-size Indiana employers (1000 or more
- employees) and market tools and recommendations for enhancing those approaches.
- Outcome 7: By 2015, 30% of Indiana colleges and universities will have engaged in sexual violence primary prevention programming that incorporates at least 4 of the following comprehensive programming approaches: male involvement, bystander intervention, social marketing, policy analysis, coalition-building, and data collection.
- Goal #3: To support communities in using evidence-informed strategies and programs for sexual violence prevention through technical assistance.
- Outcome 1: In January 2010 and annually thereafter, the state coalition will survey sexual violence primary prevention programs to identify the most important technical assistance needs.
- Outcome 2: By August 2011 and annually thereafter, the state coalition will provide three interactive regional training opportunities addressing the top primary prevention technical assistance needs identified through the prior year’s survey.
- Outcome 3: By 2013, the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council will develop and disseminate a comprehensive resource guide to communities to include evidence-informed curriculums, strategies targeting youth and families, and research-based evaluation tools for sexual violence primary prevention, as well as examples of local model programs.
- Goal #4: To enhance social norms that promote sexual violence primary prevention.
- Outcome 1: By 2011, all RPE partners will identify social norms among males in their target populations that contribute to sexual violence through formal and informal assessment.
- Outcome 2: By 2013, all RPE partners will develop a plan to engage males in their target populations to modify the identified social norms that contribute to sexual violence.
- Outcome 3: In 2013 and annually afterwards, all state and local RPE-funded partners will demonstrate inclusion of the following social norms change strategies into their sexual violence primary prevention initiatives: healthy relationships skill-building, bystander intervention, positive youth leadership development, and social marketing.
- Goal #5: To ensure the inclusion of priority populations in state and local sexual violence primary prevention efforts.
- Outcome 1: By November 2012, a quantitative and qualitative state assessment will be completed to identify disparately impacted populations not reached through mainstream sexual violence primary prevention efforts.
- Outcome 2: By November 2013, all RPE-funded projects will receive training and ongoing technical assistance in tailored sexual violence primary prevention strategies for at least one identified priority population.
- Outcome 3: By November 2014, leadership will be established and sexual violence prevention-focused infrastructure development will be initiated in at least three of the identified priority populations.
- Goal #6: To enhance sexual violence data collection, analysis, and sharing.
- Outcome 1: In October 2009, the Indiana State Department of Health will include a sexual violence module in the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to establish baseline sexual violence prevalence data in Indiana.
- Outcome 2: In 2010 and annually thereafter, the Indiana State Department of Health will continually monitor and use existing and/or emerging sexual violence prevalence data collection systems to maintain knowledge of prevalence.
- Outcome 3: By 2010, the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council will have determined how to collaborate with the Sexual Assault Trauma Registry Project to better analyze and share data related to sexual violence.
- Outcome 4: In 2011 and biannually thereafter, the Indiana State Department of Health will include a question in the YRBS (Youth Risk Behavioral Survey) to assess the exposure of Indiana youth to sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships programs.
This update prepared by Chief Deputy JoAnn Krantz based on information provided by the Indiana State Department of Health
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