This resource was developed as part of Goal 3, increase the use of evidence-based primary prevention strategies in communities around North Dakota, in the North Dakota Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention Plan. The North Dakota Department of Health used Rape Prevention and Education funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the development of this toolkit.

This tool kit provides a quick overview of resources for the prevention or elimination of sexual and intimate partner violence that any agency, school, or organization can use in their work.

Sexual violence (SV) is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent. It includes rape, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, and voyeurism.

Intimate partner violence  (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.

For more information on intimate partner and sexual violence in North Dakota, visit the Council on Abused Women’s Services (CAWS) website for fact sheets, a list of ND service providers, resources, and available trainings.

Whether you are a teacher, student, employer, advocate, journalist, or community member, this toolkit could help you find a strategy that will be helpful in your work to eliminate violence in your community.

What is Primary Prevention?
Public Health Approach to Primary Prevention
Engaging Stakeholders
Community Readiness
Comprehensive Primary Prevention Programs
Bullying and Sexual Violence
Exercises and Activities that Support Primary Prevention
Media, Campaign, and Social Media Resources
Available Data Sources
Prevention in North Dakota
Archived Trainings
Additional Resources


Primary Prevention Partners


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