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Learn More about Sexual Violence Primary Prevention in Indiana

Shadows of Innocence: Sexual Assault Among Indiana's Youth: Make sure to check out the new documentary by WFIU/WTIU Bloomington!

Sexual Violence Prevention Policy Brief: Check out the Sexual Violence Prevention Policy Brief, created by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University!    

Indiana's Model Teen Dating Violence Educational Materials and Response Policies

Teen dating violence, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, affects approximately 1 in 4 youth. It can have serious and long-term effects on teens: emergency room visits, injuries, risky behaviors, and poor emotional health. Recognizing the need to prevent teen dating violence from occurring, the Indiana General Assemby passed SB 316, commonly referred to as Heather's Law. Signed into law in April 2010, it requires the Department of Education to design or identify model teen dating violence educational materials and response policies by July 1, 2011. Beginning March 30, 2011, the Department of Education will accept the submission of materials for review. The Sexual Violence Prevention Program at ISDH is working closely with the Department of Education to ensure schools and community programs has access to model curricula and policies. Click here to learn more about the Educational Materials Guidelines and Admissions Process.     

"Indiana's Commitment to Primary Prevention: A State Free of Sexual Violence~2010-2015"

After two years of intensive assessment and planning, the Indiana Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Council has completed the final draft of "Indiana's Commitment to Primary Prevention: A State Free of Sexual Violence~2010-2015", Indiana's first comprehensive sexual violence primary prevention plan.  Click on the links below to read the different documents that make up the plan.   For more information, please contact Laura Chavez, Office of Women's Health Program Director, at (317) 233-9156 or  

Goals, Outcome Statements, Strategies and Action Steps, and Logic Models
Goal Rationale and Needs Statements
Indiana's Planning Process and Needs and Resources Assessment Summaries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Framework and Etiology of Sexual Violence
List of Appendices


Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Program Information

Click here to learn about sexual violence primary prevention programs in Indiana.