Joan Tabachnick is nationally recognized for her expertise in sexual violence prevention and social marketing. Over the past 25 years, she has developed award winning educational materials and innovative programs for a wide variety of national, state and local organizations and asked to participate on national expert panels for a variety of organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of Violence Against Women, and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Joan created all of the programming for a national nonprofit, Stop It Now! before starting her own consulting practice. Since then she has been the director of NEARI Press expanding their reach to an international audience, serves as the executive director of MASOC, and is currently a fellow with the Department of Justice, SMART Office.
Joan is founding co-chair of ATSA’s prevention committee and serves on a number of national and statewide task forces. She has written numerous articles and chapters focusing on the subjects of prevention, public policy and youth with sexual behavior problems. Her recent written work includes a National Sexual Violence Resource publications titled “Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention,” and another titled “Family Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse,” and a publication through the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers called “A Reasoned Approach: The Reshaping of Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.” Visit www.joantabachnick.com for more information.