It’s On Us WV is a joint initiative, bringing together key stakeholders, prevention educators, schools, communities —and YOU—to create real change and end sexual violence in our state. It is grounded in the belief that sexual violence is preventable and requires a community approach.
Our goal is to bring about positive change in individuals and within our relationships, communities, and larger society that will help prevent sexual violence. Our approach is broadly based on the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations to prevent sexual violence and child abuse and neglect.
It’s On Us WV acknowledges that everyone has a role in preventing violence. In order to make this happen, organizations across the state are working to reach every community to expand our collective efforts.
This website provides information, prevention programming, as well as opportunities to get involved in stopping sexual violence before it occurs.
School-aged youth, school staff, families, and groups working with youth
College students, staff, and affiliated groups
Persons with disabilities, caregivers, and allied professionals
Families, caregivers, and trusted adults
The River Story explains the need for community members to work together to identify and address the root causes of public health problems, such as sexual violence.
The story shows the power of people coming together to prevent a problem like sexual violence and keep people safe. Each one of us can contribute to this effort.