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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Including Prevention in K-12 Sexual Misconduct Policies

Following the guidance released in September by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault around developing sexual misconduct policies for school districts, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has released considerations on how to include prevention in K-12 school sexual misconduct policies. A comprehensive sexual misconduct policy must go beyond intervention to incorporate prevention. The guidance released in […]

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marking the start of the 25th year of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender -Based Violence. Activists from around the world are dedicating these next 15 days to action that will move us closer to eliminating sexual and domestic violence. UN Women is participating in the 16 Days of Activism […]

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Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

Debuting at the 2016 National Conference is the inaugural report on the state of sexual violence in the U.S. issued by Raliance, a new national partnership led by National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The report titled “Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for […]

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October 2, 2017

Raliance releases 2017 Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

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Raliance is working toward ending sexual violence in one generation. While this may seem aspirational, profound changes toward this vision are taking place in our culture. To document and benchmark these changes, Raliance released today its latest report documenting the state of sexual violence in the U.S. The report titled “Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the […]

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October 2, 2017

30-years of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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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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September 30, 2017

Community Based Prevention From a Cultural Perspective

The 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference, “From Courageous Conversations to Critical Action,” was held in Dallas, Texas June 7-9 2017. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here. In this workshop, Cynthia Keys of Community Crisis Center in Oklahoma, shares experiences of developing prevention messaging that is informed by the reality of historical trauma […]

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September 30, 2017

Organizing An End to Violence: A Systems Approach to Prevention

  The 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference, “From Courageous Conversations to Critical Action,” was held in Dallas, Texas June 7-9 2017. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here. La Wanza Lett-Brewington and Wendi White of the Women’s Center at Old Dominion University discuss the use of principals of community organizing and systems analysis […]

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September 29, 2017

New momentum for promoting safe relationships through supportive, equitable community environments in California

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This is a guest blog post by Lisa Fujie Parks of Prevention Institute.  PreventConnect’s David Lee participated in a September 2017 gathering of domestic violence and sexual violence prevention advocates and representatives from the public health, housing, and community development sectors. The meeting included partners from 4 California communities along with state partner organizations. The gathering was held at Prevention […]

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September 28, 2017

Research, Teaching and Community Engagement: 2017 Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award

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  Raliance joined Futures Without Violence and the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to sponsor the 6th biennial Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award that recognizes an outstanding new investigator with 2-10 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, or dating violence. This Award was presented today at the National Conference […]

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September 27, 2017

Muslim Girls Making Change (and managing adults, too)

This is a guest post from Kiran Waqar and Hawa Adam of Muslim Girls Making Change. Kiran and Hawa provided a keynote presentation (recording shown below) at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Statewide (CALCASA) Conference in August.  This summer we were invited to provide a keynote at the CALCASA Statewide Conference. Having begun our journey as activists not too long […]

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September 19, 2017

Building a movement for prevention

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PreventConnect’s David Lee gave the opening presentation at the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence‘s Statewide Conference yesterday in Reno, Nevada.  His presentation highlighted his personal path to prevention from his mother volunteering at a domestic violence hotline in the 1970s to being a Move to End Violence Movement Maker. Click here to see links to the references […]

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September 11, 2017

5 years of Insight and Action: #PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conferences

Since 2012, PreventConnect has hosted the #PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.  With hosts Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick, this series has held 27 web conference where experts has shared their insights and resources to inspire action toward preventing child sexual abuse. Check out the recordings and materials from these web conferences to support your work toward ending […]

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September 6, 2017

Peer Learning Forum: Implementing Community-Level Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017 (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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