Preventing Violence in Our Communities

#MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BelieveSurvivors have dominated the public narrative over the past couple of years, highlighting the long-term impact sexual violence has on survivors. At NJCASA, we strive to create safer communities free from sexual violence and we believe that everyone has a role to play in preventing violence in our communities.

Mental health professionals, athletic leaders, and parents / caring adults all have unique roles in supporting healthy norms that prevent sexual violence. Join us as we work together to create safer spaces for all New Jerseyans!

MENTAL health professionals | athletics | parents and caring adults

Mental Health Professionals

People who work in the field of mental health can play an important role in establishing community norms that work to prevent violence, coercion, and exploitation within treatment settings. Learn more about how you can incorporate prevention practices into your work!

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There is an ever-evolving pool of research that highlights the important role that youth coaches play in the lives of young people, both on and off the field. Find out how you can support creating a generation free from sexual violence.


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Parents and Caring Adults

As someone who interacts with children on a regular basis, you have a unique opportunity to equip the next generation with the skills and tools to create safer communities by reducing the likelihood of causing harm to one another. The formative years of childhood provide an opportunity to model positive behaviors and attitudes, which can help create a world free from sexual violence for future generations.