Closing the Loop: Increasing investment and sustainability for sexual and domestic violence prevention

Thursday August 13, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern) How can we set a system to invest-and reinvest-in prevention? The Institute for Medicine published a discussion paper authored by PI’s Larry Cohen and Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of The California Endowment. The paper, Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest-and Reinvest-in Prevention, is aimed at catalyzing […]

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Joint Strategies: How does sexual and domestic violence prevention better leverage local health, justice, education and community sectors

Thursday July 9, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern) This web conference will build on findings from a recent analysis for the Defending Childhood initiative about the role of multiple sectors in preventing children and young people’s exposure to violence. Guests will share joint strategies identified as the most promising for health, education, justice and the community. A discussion will […]

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We are hiring – Join the PreventConnect team

PreventConnect is an online community of practice focused on the primary prevention of sexual, domestic, dating, and related forms of violence. Community members include prevention practitioners, evaluators, researchers, funders, government employees, activists, faculty, students, and many others. Widely hailed as the foremost resource for the prevention of gendered violence, PreventConnect offers uniquely engaging and vibrant learning communities through resources such […]

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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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July 29, 2015

Putting the “theory” in theory of change

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I came across a great slide share presentation about theory of change on an evaluation list serve that I’m part of, and I just had to share it. It takes a LOT of time, reflection, and critical thinking to build a good theory of change. Even when we know our program well, it can be a major challenge to articulate […]

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July 21, 2015

Preventing Domestic Violence: New Guidelines in Washington State

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Ilene Stohl from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence introduces new guidelines for preventing domestic violence in her state. In this podcast, she discusses their creation and core elements. View the guidelines here.

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July 21, 2015

Standing Up in a Crooked Room: Techniques to Help Empower Young Black Women and Girls Through Popular Culture

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Learn about Kimberly Huggins’ and Brittany Brathwaite’s work to seek justice in the lives of young black women and girls by building capacity among adult-allies of all races. Their goal is that through re-definition, re-claiming, and resisting practices via media-literacy and its translation for public health they can help adult-allies see young black women and girls as experts on their own lives and advance […]

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July 21, 2015

Lifting As We Climb: A Prevention Strategy for Promoting Leadership of Women and Trans People of Color

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How is promoting the leadership of women and trans people of color a strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence? Listen to Alexis Flanagan of HopeWorks in Maryland and Imelda Buncab of California Coalition Against Sexual Assault discuss their thoughts on this topic and two leadership initiatives that achieve this goal, LEAP and Move to End Violence.

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July 17, 2015

Reflections from the National Sexual Health Conference

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege to attended the 2015 National Sexual Health Conference in the absolutely gorgeous Keystone, Colorado. The conference aimed “to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.” Overall, the conference covered a lot of ground, […]

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July 14, 2015

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Start Early

An editorial in today’s New York Times states clearly the need to start well before people are college age to prevent sexual abuse. The editorial concludes with School districts, state governments and families alike need to recognize that sexual assault education and prevention need to start early, and that failing to address the problem will make it worse, not make […]

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July 6, 2015

5 Things You’ll Never Hear Women Say

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I’m a big fan of snark, even in prevention programming. It just…works for me. So in that spirit, here is a snarky video from BuzzFeed, 5 Things You’ll Never Hear Women Say. It’s not only a response to street/sexual harassment, but it’s also a prevention tool, showing how ridiculous this behavior is. When it comes to changing culture, I say let’s […]

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July 6, 2015

Closing the Loop: Increasing investment and sustainability for sexual and domestic violence prevention

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Thursday August 13, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern) How can we set a system to invest-and reinvest-in prevention? The Institute for Medicine published a discussion paper authored by PI’s Larry Cohen and Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of The California Endowment. The paper, Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest-and Reinvest-in Prevention, is aimed at catalyzing […]

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July 6, 2015

Social media: Where are the teens?

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Social media can be a great way to reach and communicate with teens, but anyone who’s tried to do it can attest that the landscape of which social networks and apps the teens are interested in is constantly changing. It can be a huge challenge to keep up. Pew Research Center released a report on their 2014-2015 nationally representative survey […]

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July 1, 2015

New study finds that pornography is not addictive

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When we talk about the exploitation of women as a part of our efforts to prevent gendered violence, pornography often comes up. And while practioners are mixed its relation to sexual and domestic violence, one concept always comes up – pornography addiction. “But a lot of men are addicted to porn,” my psychology students often argue. People don’t choose to […]

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