Announcing the 2018 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2018 web conference series, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Join PreventConnect, our partners at Prevention Institute, and guests from across the country to discuss the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, explore how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity and other […]

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Sport + Prevention Center now open: Sport is part of the solution to prevent sexual and domestic violence

Raliance, powered by PreventConnect, launched the Sport + Prevention Center, an online resource to support the sport community in ending sexual and domestic violence in one generation. This exciting new resource that includes a prevention database, key research, a roadmap (or Theory of Change) and a learning exchange. On December 6, 2017, you have the opportunity join a web conference to […]

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New Connecting the Dots online training from CDC

A new online training released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explores  shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. The Connecting the Dots training uses video and text to help users understand how different forms of violence are connected through shared root causes and how to address community context when developing prevention strategies. Many prevention practitioners have used CDC’s […]

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30-years of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). For the last three decades advocates across the country have used the month of October to raise awareness about the the violence that impacts so many individuals, families, and communities. During these past 30 years we have continued to learn more about domestic violence including the prevalence and characteristics and the […]

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Announcing the 2017 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2017 series of web conferences, Towards Community Health and Justice. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and a variety of guests will join us to talk about the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, strategies and opportunities for partnering with other sectors and movements, and how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity […]

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May 15, 2018

We want your feedback!

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PreventConnect is conducting a survey of its participants and would like to hear from you! To say thanks, we will enter you in a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Jenine Spotnitz at [email protected] Please complete the survey by clicking on the above image by Friday, May 25, 2018.  

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May 15, 2018

Open Letters to Prevent Sexual Harassment, Misconduct and Abuse in the Workplace

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This is a guest blog by Julie Patrick, Raliance’s National Partners Liaison: Raliance, a Washington, DC-based national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation, recently partnered with teamed up with human capital professionals Huntbridge, and Kindall Evolve to provide training, tools and consulting to help companies working to strengthen their sexual harassment policies and procedures. The collaboration published […]

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May 15, 2018

Men’s Response to #MeToo: One Local Effort

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This is a guest blog post by Rus Ervin Funk. Rus is a consultant and activist (www.rusfunk.me), and serves on the steering committee of the North American MenEngage Network (www.namen.menengage.org). For over 18 months, we have heard women sharing their stories about sexual harassment and violence through #MeToo. For most of that time, men have been largely silent, with periodic […]

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May 14, 2018

2018 National Sexual Assault Conference registration now open

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  Registration is now open for the 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference. The conference will run August 29-31 in Anaheim, California. The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault has announced Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, as the Opening Plenary Speaker. This year’s theme, “Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation,” highlights the importance of prevention and finding solutions to […]

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May 10, 2018

Let’s Talk About Sexual Health to Support Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

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WEDNESDAY,   MAY 30, 2018   (This web conference will be held only once. It will be recorded and archived) TIME ZONE TIME HAWAII (HST/HDT) 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ALASKA (AKST/AKDT) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PACIFIC (PST/PDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MOUNTAIN (MST/MDT) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CENTRAL (CST/CDT) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EASTERN (EST/EDT) […]

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May 9, 2018

CDC releases 2015 data on intimate partner and sexual violence

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Today, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has released a report brief highlighting National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data from 2015. The 2015 report brief shows the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It contains similar findings to previous NISVS data sets, suggesting that the survey’s measures are reliable. Understanding the prevalence […]

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April 27, 2018

Addressing Access to Alcohol and Alcohol Environments for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

While alcohol alone may not be a driver of violence, research shows that an increased concentration of alcohol establishments in communities heightens risk for multiple forms of violence, including sexual and domestic violence. This web conference will reference the evidence demonstrating connections between alcohol outlet density and violence such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s technical packages. Guests will […]

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April 22, 2018

Researchers discuss preventing sexual violence and engaging bystanders

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An important conversation has occurred in the pages of the latest online edition of Violence Against Women exploring aspects in the work to prevent sexual violence and specifically efforts to engage bystanders. In the article titled,  “Bystander Training as Leadership Training: Notes on the Origins, Philosophy, and Pedagogy of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Model,” Jackson Katz provides a comprehensive […]

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April 17, 2018

2018 Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit registration opens

  PreventConnect is heading to New Orleans in June to attend the 10th annual Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit presented by EVERFI. Higher education and other allied professionals from across the country will attend the three-day gathering to learn, share, and explore strategies for enhancing prevention efforts on campus. We look forward to seeing colleagues who are at the cutting-edge […]

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April 9, 2018

International Anti-Street Harassment Week

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April 8-14 is international Anti-Harassment Week. This week activists will continue to build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement and rally against the issue of street harassment and elevate prevention strategies stop it. Held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Anti-Street Harassment week illustrates the need to stop the factors that allow gender-based violence and sexual violence to persist. […]

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