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Preventing sexual assault through early education.
The Erin Levitas Foundation envisions a future with education for youth and young adults to prevent sexual assault and help survivors heal. Nearly 50% of middle school students report experiencing sexual harassment, and this number is believed to be under reported. Sexual Harassment is a precursor to sexual assault and rape, which escalates in high school and college. If we can stop sexual harassment early, we can reduce sexual assault and rape.
Source: National Institute of Justice
How we prevent sexual assault
WHAT IS THE ERIN TALK CURRICULUM?
It’s a first-of-its-kind curriculum preventing sexual assault with middle school students using restorative practices. The curriculum is designed using promising research on effective sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention. It uses real life examples for students to discuss, which builds attitudes and behaviors that protect against committing later offenses.