Announcing the 2015 PreventConnect Web Conference Series!

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2015 series of web conferences, Making Connections, Honoring Communities. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and invited guests speakers will join us to talk about linking sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts to related efforts and movements, as well as strategies for creating healthy, thriving communities. Get ready for exciting discussions and concrete examples and tools […]

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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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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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March 2, 2015

Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Discussion

  Web Conference: Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Discussion Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time It could be argued that critical conversations are the mechanism in which tangible social change can occur. The art of sharing, arguing, or deconstructing theoretical concepts, until they become more malleable for practice, is not easy, but moves us in […]

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February 27, 2015

Victimization starts early; Prevention needs to start earlier

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This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a MMWR in Brief that presented data on the ages of first victimization sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.  This report how victimization starts young. An estimated 78.7% of females who were victims of completed rape were first raped before age 25 years, with 40.4% experiencing rape before […]

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February 26, 2015

The Halls: Harnessing the power of youth

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Start Strong Boston worked with teens to develop a web series about relationships called The Halls. Learn about how and why it was created and the importance of involving youth in work to promote healthy relationships.

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February 26, 2015

Preventing Human Trafficking: A Conversation

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  Join several experts and advocates as they discuss their work against Human Trafficking and how they, and we, can incorporate a prevention approach.

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February 26, 2015

Teen Dating Violence Month 2015: Start Talking

February is Teen Dating Violence Month! Watch Break the Cycle’s Jasmine Ceja as she discusses actions and activities for the month, as well as Break the Cycle’s new dating violence curriculum, Start Talking.

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February 25, 2015

Clery reporting and prevention?

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Campus sexual assault is one of the most talked-about issues in the field right now, from media coverage of the affirmative consent standard to colleges, to the famous 1 in 5 statistic about victimization of college women, to documentaries about universities mishandling reports of sexual assault. My colleagues have been talking a lot about these documentaries, so I was excited to find […]

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February 25, 2015

The Power of “Connect”

As PreventConnect approaches its 10th anniversary (the first web conference was held on March 17, 2005), I am been reflecting on the meaning of PreventConnect. “Prevent” has meant improving our collective ability to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, and teen dating violence. “Connect” has meant making connections to to other social justice, anti-violence and health issues. After looking at the […]

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February 23, 2015

Listening is action

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At last week’s #PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference, Strong Oak Lefebvre of Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition and Guadalupe Lopez of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition described how they approach work to prevent child sexual abuse with indigenous communities. In PreventConnect web conferences, we always conclude with what action will participants take.   For this session I was […]

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February 20, 2015

Making room for both

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I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot in the media, on my social media pages, and in general conversation regarding certain, let’s say, movies-that-shall-remain-nameless and the like. Of course they involve sexual and relationship behaviors, sexual and relationship violence, and similar, or I wouldn’t be writing about them here. Just last weekend, for instance, I was asked to give my […]

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February 18, 2015

The basics of quality research

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It can be really complicated to judge the quality of research studies. You can get deep into concerns about how a survey question was worded, how the timing of the evaluation or repetition of testing affected the responses people gave, how appropriate the data management and statistical analysis methods used were, and other nuanced, difficult questions. These questions are important, […]

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