While the importance of sexual violence prevention is generally accepted, it is not always clear what true prevention looks like–particularly because there are no evidence-based prevention programs in existence. Some traditional prevention models may not be supported by evidence at all. Whether or not you are a prevention worker, every person plays a role in preventing sexual violence, particularly parents, teachers, and other youth-serving professionals. This session will provide an introduction to what is known about effective prevention programming and discuss how to incorporate prevention messages into your everyday life. Prevention messaging is important throughout the lifespan, but this session will focus primarily on youth-based prevention.While these conversations may seem scary, they don’t have to be!