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Sexual Assault Prevention Response Education and Training

Education and training efforts designed to improve knowledge, impart a skill, and/or influence attitudes and behaviors of a target population are an important part of a prevention program. Courses should teach bystander intervention, victim empathy, consent, acceptable behavior, and healthy relationships. SAPRO follows the Principles of Effective Prevention Education and Training:

1. VARIED TEACHING METHODS
Strategies should be interactive and encourage skill-building.

2. SUFFICIENT DOSAGE
Activities should be held frequently to have an effect and measure impact

3. THEORY DRIVEN
Strategies should have scientific backing or logical rationale

4. CULTIVATE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
The most effective programs emphasize positive, healthy relationships

5. COMPREHENSIVE
Programs are one piece of the prevention puzzle and must be integrated with other efforts

6. APPROPRIATELY TIMED
Efforts should be timed in a way to maximize impact in the lives of participants

7. SOCIO-CULTURALLY RELEVANT
Programs should be tailored to cultural beliefs as well as community norms

8. WELL-TRAINED STAFF
Staff should be sensitive, competent, and receive adequate training and supervision

9. OUTCOME EVALUATED
Evaluation is crucial to determining program efficacy and measuring outcomes

Training Core Competencies and Learning Objectives

The military Services collaborated in the development of training in the following areas:

These core competencies and learning objectives fulfill the requirement provided in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fiscal Year 2012, Sections 584 and 585.