Joan Tabachnick brings nearly 30 years of experience to her work in nonprofit and social change organizations. For the past 20 years she has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention with a special focus on preventing the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Her most recent work is an NSVRC publication, Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention and is in the process of creating an online course of the same name. She has been recognized as an expert through her publications in peer reviewed journals, award winning public service announcements and public information materials, invitations to participate on national expert panels and frequent requests for expert content advice with media outlets and film.

More About Joan

Invited Expert

Theory of Change discussion, Just Beginnings Collaborative
Expert discussion of Bystander Interventions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent Works

Video: Interview by “Darkness to Light”

Stewards of Children is an award winning program to prevent child sexual abuse. When updating the program, Darkness to Light chose to interview Joan Tabachnick for her unique perspective on preventing the perpetration of sexual violence ...

Course: Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

This online course presents a compelling orientation to bystander research, discusses various reasons why individuals who witness a range of inappropriate behaviors my or may not take action, and offers activities and trainer instructions throughout that make it a useful educational guide ...