Mapping Prevention: Incorporating Healthy Sexuality

At the National Sexual Assault Conference held in Baltimore last September, I had the great fortune of talking with some of the awesome and dynamic presenters about their unique approaches to the prevention of sexual violence.  These discussions resulted in a video podcast series called Mapping Prevention.  The next 5 blog posts will highlight these valuable conversations.  Have you wondered what draws people to prevention work?  What their vision is for preventing sexual violence?  What new and creative prevention approaches they are using?  Then this video podcast series is right up your alley! 

In keeping with our Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme, today we are featuring a conversation with Alison Bellavance, Director of Education and Training at Planned Parenthood of Northeast and Mid-Penn in Pennsylvania, about healthy sexuality.  Alison discusses why it is important to incorporate healthy sexuality education into prevention efforts and gives advice for those who are hearing that healthy sexuality has no place in sexual violence prevention work.  Watch the video by clicking on the image below, and let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below!