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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September 18, 2018

New Data on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Who is most affected and how do we prevent ACEs

New data from the largest nationally representative study on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) made headlines this week on National Public Radio (NPR) in the article Childhood Trauma and its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities. The research, headed by Melissa T. Merrick of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, finds that nearly 62% of respondents reported at least […]

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September 7, 2018

Reimagining Institutional Approaches to Ending Sexual Violence: Advancing organizational change with the Culture of Respect Collective

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  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 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) 2:00 […]

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August 29, 2018

Centering the Margins: Advancing health equity for sexual and domestic violence prevention

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  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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) 2:00 […]

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August 22, 2018

Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus: From Implementation to Evaluation

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been working with the American Public Health Association to address sexual assault. Through this partnership, multidisciplinary state-level teams participated in training programs to help enhance their capacity to critically assess and evaluate their prevention programs and strategies. Representatives from Florida, Hawai’i, Kansas and Montana will highlight lessons learned from their participation and […]

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August 22, 2018

I Ask: NSVRC Announces Theme for SAAM 2019

April may be quite a few months away, but there’s no time like now to starting preparing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019. This week, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center announced the theme for SAAM 2019: I Ask. SAAM is about more than awareness, and SAAM promotes prevention and creates safer communities. I Ask encourages and empowers everyone, no […]

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August 21, 2018

The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention

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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has released new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the lifetime economic burden of intimate partner violence among adults in the United States. Following CDC’s “Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Among U.S. Adults,” this new study takes into account medical costs, lost productivity, criminal justice activities, and other costs […]

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August 15, 2018

My First NSAC!

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I joined the CALCASA & PreventConnect team earlier this summer, and I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from the National Sexual Assault Conference! Not only am I excited to be part of this team and surrounded by my wonderful colleagues, but how cool is it that I’m going to this incredible conference so soon into my journey […]

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August 14, 2018

New Resource from ASTHO: Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the Safe States Alliance recently released a new online prevention resource, the Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool. This framework is designed for state health officials, state leadership, and agency staff to build, enhance, and elevate sexual violence prevention and its importance as a public health issue, and to […]

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August 8, 2018

RALIANCE opens fourth round of Impact Grants

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RALIANCE has funded 52 projects over the last 3 years as part of their Impact Grants Program and they have just announced a fourth year of funding. Funded projects will fall into one of three categories: Improve the response to victims of sexual violence Reduce the likelihood of perpetration of sexual violence Strengthen community capacity to create safe environments Funded […]

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August 7, 2018

New Resource from CAPPA: “Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault: A Toolkit by and for Prevention Specialists”

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“We’re often so worried about getting [alcohol] wrong that we’re afraid to have these conversations.” Addressing alcohol in sexual violence prevention programming is no easy feat, especially when our policy language and our prevention frameworks don’t neatly intersect. We understand that a majority of campus sexual assaults occur while at least one party is under the influence of alcohol, we […]

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