Art of Engagement and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education: Focus on Youth Programs

Prof. Mary Pilat,
Katherine Burke
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CARe: Communities Against Rape Initiative focuses on sexual violence prevention for youth ages 12 to 21. Based on experiential learning theory attendees examine program examples including: 1) teen theatre activities; 2) an international peer to peer movement workshop developed to increase youth leadership skills between U.S. teens and young people in Uzbekistan; and 3) a healthy family intervention session for itinerants farm workers in Indiana in the U.S. This is an interactive presentation. Participants learn by doing the activities.

Keywords: Art of Engagement, Interpersonal Violence, Prevention Education, Sexual Assault, Youth, International
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Prof. Mary Pilat

Associate Professor, Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Purdue University

Her work focuses on social justice issues faced by youth in today’s society such as teenage pregnancy, juvenile justice, interpersonal violence prevention and substance abuse among others. In 1999, she received the USDA Secretary’s Award for her work in this area of violence prevention. In 2000, she was on special assignment as Senior Policy Scholar at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and in 2004, Dr. Pilat was one of 50 women leaders chosen as a delegate to the China-U.S. Women’s Leadership Conference. Dr. Pilat is Principal Investigator of the Communities Against Rape Initiative (CARe) in Indiana. She directs the statewide effort that brings together five statewide agencies, thirty-four local communities, fourteen colleges/universities, and over 200 schools in an effort to reduce sexual violence among young people. She is the author of 'Adolescent Parenthood and Education: Exploring Alternative Programs'. Recently Dr. Pilat’s work on violence against women has taken her to Israel, Europe and Central Asia including Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

Katherine Burke

Director, Interplay: Interactive Theatre for Dialogue

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