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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources


cover primary prevention factsheet 2020The public health approach to violence prevention distinguishes prevention efforts based on the timing in which they apply. Primary prevention occurs before a sexual assault has occurred, while secondary and tertiary prevention occurs after a sexual assault has occurred. The focus of this factsheet is on the most common suggestions and recommendations for the primary prevention of sexual assault in later life. For recommendations and suggestions specific to secondary and tertiary prevention of sexual assault in later life, please see our other factsheets.

Authors: Amy Peirone, PhD & Myrna Dawson, PhD