Preventing the Harm, Promoting the Helpful: Healthy Sexuality

Web Conference: Preventing the Harm, Promoting the Helpful: Healthy Sexuality Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time Talking about sex and sexuality is a powerful prevention technique when addressing child sexual abuse prevention. As adults we can become absorbed in the ways sex and sexuality are used to harm children, but it also becomes crucial to identify how encouraging healthy sexuality in […]

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Revisión de investigación sobre la prevención de la violencia en el noviazgo

Mucha de la investigación sobre la violencia en el noviazgo se efectúa en inglés, y hasta ahora, todas las revisiones y meta-análisis de esta investigación eran en inglés también. Investigadores en Colombia recientemente publicaron una revisión de estudios en inglés y en español de programas de prevención de la violencia en el noviazgo que se realizaron entre 1990 y 2012. […]

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Connecting the Dots: Understanding and Addressing the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Thursday, November 20, 2014 Watch the Recording “Gang violence is connected to bullying is connected to school violence is connected to intimate partner violence is connected to child abuse is connected to elder abuse… It’s all connected.” -Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health Different types of violence are connected and often share […]

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Announcing the 2014-2015 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series

In partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, PreventConnect is pleased to announce the third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series. With the continuation of an online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse, #PowerInPrevention transcends from a hashtag statement to the possibility of cultural change.  As with the previous web conference series, participants […]

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January 26, 2015

There is no “best practice”

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Prevention, as we all know, is complicated. The emphasis in the field on evidence-informed practice is really important. We want to learn what parts of our programming do and don’t work, and we want to learn about what has worked for other people. Using evidence to inform our programming helps the field collectively move forward, instead of repeating practices that aren’t […]

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January 26, 2015

Celebrating 15 years of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

All of us at PreventConnect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, see the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)  as a vital partner and national resource in the movement to prevent sexual violence.  Now in their 15th year, NSVRC provides a national collection of great resources and materials.  My first day on the job ten years […]

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January 23, 2015

New VetoViolence Prevention Resources

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Diane Hall from the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses the new VetoViolence, CDC’s interactive web site that offers training, tips and tools designed specifically for prevention practitioners. VetoViolence has several features such as  EvaluAction as well as its Principles of Prevention and Dating Matters tools. VetoViolence is a valuable tool to […]

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January 23, 2015

Using Peer Education to Expand the Reach of Prevention

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Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Adam Hall, shares his experience with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s CARE program from the 2015 NASPA Mental Health Conference. The CARE program is University of North Carolina Wilmington’s resource center for students affected by violence, harassment or sexual assault.

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January 23, 2015

Queering the Curriculum LGBTQ Inclusivity in Sexual Assault Prevention

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Join PreventConnect’s Ashley Maier as she talks to Molly Mclay and Alex Nelson,  about their session at the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA) conference. The session, Queering the Curriculum LGBTQ Inclusivity in Sexual Assault Prevention, explored the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) program and changes made since it’s inception to increase the accessibility of the program and its […]

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January 22, 2015

Promoting healthy relationships at school-based health centers

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Last July (2014) at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (CALCASA) annual leadership conference, PreventConnect’s David Lee invited Futures Without Violence and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, to join him in a workshop about preventing relationship abuse through California’s school-based health centers. Just 5 months later, a new study details the project and its success. The study was […]

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January 16, 2015

Preventing Campus Sexual Assault at the NASPA Conference

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When it comes to preventing campus sexual assault, it’s not just campuses who are concerned. Just as many different individuals, institutions, and communities exist on campus, many different systems and entities necessarily address campus sexual assault prevention. Case in point? My CALCASA colleague, Sari and I, presented at the National Association of Student Affairs Professional’s (NASPA) violence prevention conference this […]

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January 14, 2015

NIJ research: peer groups’ influence on teen dating violence

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For teenagers, friends and peer groups have a stronger influence on attitudes and behavior than anyone else. Often, this is especially true when it comes to dating relationships. Teens’ peers can have huge influence over their decisions to start dating someone, to use violence or to build healthy relationships, to seek help or not if a dating partner is violent, […]

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January 12, 2015

Research overview of engaging men and boys

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I’ve written a lot about the Lancet series on Violence Against Women and Girls already, but I also really want to highlight the piece they did on working with men and boys. The article by Jewkes, Flood, and Lang is a great introductory or background piece to engaging men and boys, because it talks about the historical context of involving men […]

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January 8, 2015

The role of alcohol policy in prevention

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Efforts to reduce alcohol consumption can be controversial when it comes to sexual violence prevention. So let me start with a few important points. Alcohol does not cause sexual violence. Alcohol is associated with some factors that can be associated with sexual violence perpetration, but alcohol consumption doesn’t lead to sexual violence in a vacuum. Alcohol may lower inhibitions, decrease […]

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