Prevention refers to efforts intended to stop the perpetration of unhealthy, harmful, dangerous, and illegal behavior and acts, as well as victimization and re-victimization by others. Public health models have provided tools to better understand social contexts and comprehensive strategies that promote harm reduction and prevention efforts.

Public health classifies prevention efforts into three levels:

1logo

Primary prevention

approaches aim to stop sexual and interpersonal violence before it occurs; preventing initial victimization and perpetration (e.g. promoting cultural change).

2logo

Secondary prevention

approaches are immediate responses to sexual and interpersonal violence after the violence occurred to deal with short-term consequences (e.g. residential relocation, immediate counseling).

3logo

Tertiary prevention

approaches are long-term responses to sexual and interpersonal violence that addresses lasting consequences of victimization (e.g. ongoing counseling).

Logo: It's On Us UT Austin Chapter The Title IX Office is proud to sponsor the student organization It’s On Us UT Austin Chapter.  Visit the organization on social media, or fill out the interest form to get involved.

 

 

Facebook: It’s On Us at UT Austin       Twitter: @itsonusutaustinut

Helpful Handouts Logo

HELPFUL HANDOUTS

Handouts and references that provide an overview of information and resources.

READ MORE

Report options logo

REPORT OPTIONS

How do I file a report? Information on how and where to file a report

READ MORE

Relevant Policy Logo

RELEVANT POLICIES

Detailed information on University policies and procedures

READ MORE