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  • Individual-level influences
    • Personal history factors that increase the likelihood that an individual will become a victim or perpetrator of violence
    • Alcohol, drug use, attitudes and beliefs that support sexual violence, impulsive and anti-social tendencies, hostility towards women, childhood history of sexual abuse, or witnessing family violence
    • Intervention targets social and cognitive skills
    • Includes counseling, therapy, and educational training
    • Interpersonal relationship-level influences
    • Relationships with peers, partners, and family members
    • Includes family therapy, bystander intervention skill development, and parenting training
  • Community-level influences
    • Based on community and social environments and include an individual's experiences and relationships with schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods
    • Lack of sexual harassment policies in the workplace that can send a message that sexual harassment is tolerated
    • Intervention impacts climate, systems, and policies in a given setting
    • Societal-level influences
    • Includes gender inequality, religious or cultural belief systems, societal norms, and economic or social policies that create or sustain gaps and tensions between groups of people
    • Rape is more common in cultures that promote male sexual entitlement and support an ideology of male superiority
    • Interventions involve collaborations by multiple partners to change laws and policies related to sexual violence and gender inequality
(Courtesy of the Center of Disease Control)

If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual violence, please seek help from one of our resources. There are always people standing by ready to help.