Course Description: This course includes a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence (SV) and its consequences. These strategies focus on promoting social norms that protect against violence; teaching skills to prevent SV; providing opportunities, both economic and social, to empower and support girls and women; creating protective environments; and supporting victims/survivors to lessen harms. The strategies represented in this course include those with a focus on preventing SV from happening in the first place as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of SV.
Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, Sarah DeGue, PhD, Kathryn Jones, MSW, Kimberley Freire, PhD, Jenny Dills, MPH, Sharon G. Smith, PhD, and Jerris L. Raiford, PhD
Content Publisher(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Basile serves as the Lead Behavioral Scientist of the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She served as acting team lead of the Etiology Team and then served as permanent team lead for seven years before the division reorganized and she moved to lead the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of DVP. Dr. Basile received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and her Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has authored or coauthored more than 80 presentations, journal articles, chapters, reports, and other publications.
Dr. DeGue is a Behavioral Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Kathryn Jones is a Senior Program Analyst of the CDC’s Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff, National Center for Health Statistics.
Dr. Freire is a Behavioral Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Dr. Dills is a Health Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.