KU to start new sexual violence prevention training

will provide evidence-based instruction over four years

July 29, 2018 - 8:37 pm

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has developed a new mandatory training program for student-athletes designed to help prevent sexual violence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university's Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center has worked with KU Athletics to launch the Gender Based Violence Prevention Seminar this fall.

SAPEC Director Jen Brockman says many institutions just train student-athletes in sexual violence prevention for 10 or 20 minutes. The university's training will provide evidence-based instruction over four years, giving student-athletes 45 hours of direct education on gender-based violence prevention through their time at the school.

The program will focus on four areas over the course of its installments: individual, relationships, community and societal. The seminar is based on the four-level model for understanding violence and the potential effects of violence prevention methods.

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