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Youth Violence Prevention 

Dating and sexual violence are significant factors affecting the physical, psychological, and emotional well being of the Lowcountry’s youth. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. In light of these staggering statistics, PAR is launching the use of a comprehensive, practice-based dating and sexual assault primary prevention curriculum to address the causes of sexual violence.
The Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVP)© is a six-session, interactive presentation series on the following topics:

  • Gender stereotypes and Media Influence
  • Boundary Setting and Online Victimization
  • Communication Strategies
  • Healthy Relationships and the Prevention of Teen Dating Violence
  • Sexual Harassment and Bullying/Stalking
  • SC Sexual Assault Laws 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) endorse this curriculum, and DHEC partially funds the implementation. YVP© presentations are tailored to meet the developmental needs of students in the classroom settings. Each lesson is designed to fit within a single class period. The curriculum is guided by the South Carolina Health and Safety Education Curriculum Standards, and all education materials are in accordance with South Carolina’s Comprehensive Health Education Act.
If you want your school to implement violence prevention education, please contact PAR’s Prevention and Education Coordinator at

In accordance with Federal law and People Against Rape’s policy, all educational programs and People Against Rape sponsored activities prohibit discrimination based upon a person’s ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, ability status, veteran status, or marital status.