DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 250 central Iowa high school students will attend a daylong summit at Drake University designed to help them identify, prevent and advocate against sexual assault and gender-based violence.

The Oct. 3 Mentors in Violence Prevention Leadership Summit will be hosted by Drake and the University of Northern Iowa.

The summit will provide participants with skills to prevent abusive and harmful behavior. Sessions will cover bystander intervention and verbal, physical and emotional abuse — including bullying, dating violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Students will gain insight into how to intervene when they see potentially harmful situations and help equip them to share that information with classmates.