- Work Groups
- Sexual Violence Prevention
Sexual Violence Prevention
The Sexual Violence Prevention Work Group with support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, was formed to conduct a community assessment of risk and protective factors related to sexual violence in Lawrence, Kansas.
This assessment presented data regarding risk and protective factors related to sexual violence from local, state and national health agencies, as well as from a community survey. The assessment specifically explored risk and protective factors of community support and connectedness, community perceptions of violence, and harmful gender stereotypes about sexual violence, specifically rape myths.
The Work Group supports efforts to:
- Identify key risk factors for sexual violence prioritized for action including:
- Gender pay gap/ income inequality
- High rates of residents experiencing severe housing cost burden
- High alcohol outlet density
Recent Workgroup Accomplishments
Sexual Violence Prevention efforts supported the development and implementation of a new SafeBar Alliance curriculum, as well as working with the City of Lawrence and other partners to work on ways to ensure affordable housing policy prohibits discriminatory practices.
LiveWell Annual Celebration Breakfast Awards
As part of its annual celebration, on Friday, November 19, 2022 the LiveWell Douglas County coalition awarded Culture of Health Action Awards to both coalition members and community partners whose efforts have helped improve the health and well-being of Douglas County residents.
LiveWell’s Sexual Violence Prevention Work Group recognized Katie Barnett. Katie has been integrally involved in mobilizing the work of the Work Group and advancing equitable housing policies.
Work Group Leadership
- Chair: Gabby Boyle, Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center - email@example.com
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