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The Rapid City Council approved a CDC grant allowing students to contribute information to a sexual violence prevention initiative
The Rapid City Council approved a CDC grant allowing students to contribute information to a sexual violence prevention initiative
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December 2, 2016

Rapid City Schools Assisting With Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative

The Rapid City School Board voted unanimously to approve a grant that will allow students to contribute information to a sexual violence prevention initiative, reports the Rapid City Journal.

The initiative is part of a program from the University of New Hampshire, funded by a grant of $1.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Beginning in 2017, local researchers will survey both middle school and high school students over the course of three years asking about potentially risky behaviors and abuse.  The goal is to assist in the creation of educational material that will be shared nationwide for the creation of youth-led sexual violence prevention programs.  Parents and the students will have the opportunity to exempt themselves from the surveys.

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