PreventConnect’s 2014 web conference series: Joining our fellow travelers

PreventConnect is pleased to share its 2014 series of web conferences. As PreventConnect‘s Ashley Maier and Prevention Institute‘s Annie Lyles explain in the introductory video below, this year’s web conferences focus on the theme, Joining our fellow travelers: Practical applications for expanding the impact of sexual & domestic violence prevention efforts. Web conferences in this series focus on better understanding […]

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Join CALCASA and PreventConnect’s Prevention Team: Job Opportunity

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is looking for someone to join our prevention team. CALCASA is a leading organization in promoting prevention of sexual violence and domestic violence through its national online projects PreventConnect and Campus Program as well as  its work in California to support California’s rape crisis centers. CALCASA is hiring for a new Training and Technical […]

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Announcing the 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series

Preventing child sexual abuse is possible.  While about one in three girls and one in seven boys  will be sexually abused before the age of 17[1], many organizations and activists are engaged in efforts to end child sexual abuse.  Together, these people are part of a movement to create changes in our society, advance policies to promote safety and conduct […]

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PreventConnect’s 2013 web conference series: Practice to action

PreventConnect is pleased to share its 2013 series of web conferences. As PreventConnect’s David Lee explains in the introductory video below, this year’s web conferences focus on the theme, Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence: Learning from the evidence of practice to create community action. Web conferences in this series look at lessons learned from local prevention initiatives, how to use […]

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April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014: Communications approach, utilizing volunteers, and college student activism

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Read the latest newsletter from PreventConnect here, featuring a communications approach to sexual violence prevention, utilizing volunteers in prevention work, and an unforgettable White House experience for a college student activist. Full link address: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=14e5c261-f820-453a-bb77-8cd70bb5e032&c=48cf3e40-40d5-11e3-908b-90b11c3522c5&ch=4aa6e470-40d5-11e3-9180-90b11c3522c5   Subscribe to the Prevent/Connect newsletter here.

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April 15, 2014

White House’s Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault: A student’s experience

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The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) recently sponsored UC Davis senior Sarah Yang to participate in the White House’s Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.  Sarah joined more than ten other students in sharing their thoughts, experiences, and programs on preventing sexual violence on their college and university campuses.  Join Sarah and CALCASA’s Sari Lipsett and Ashley […]

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April 15, 2014

Achieving Prevention Goals: Engaging and sustaining volunteers

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As a recent PreventConnect blog post points out, volunteers are often essential for achieving our sexual violence prevention goals.  In the podcast, PreventConnect’s Leona Smith Di Faustino discusses steps to engaging and sustaining prevention volunteers.  With years of experience doing so, Leona presents core considerations and questions for utilizing volunteers in prevention.

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April 15, 2014

Preventing Sexual Violence: A communications approach, part 1

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When Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) comes around every April it becomes clear that communications are very important to sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion work.  Join Rosemari Ochoa, a communications expert from Washington, DC to learn about keys to communications in part one of our two part podcast.  With a history in sexual health promotion work, she provides […]

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April 14, 2014

We talk about consent A LOT

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In the sexual and domestic violence prevention worlds, we talk about consent a lot.  I mean, a lot.  As a training and technical assistance provider, I received countless requests for resources about consent – definitions, especially.  And there are so many out there. A colleague from the Oregon Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence recently shared this blog post about […]

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April 13, 2014

What is your privilege?

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I will gladly admit that I’m quite addicted to the quizzes on Buzzfeed. Actually I should probably confess that I’m addicted to BuzzFeed in general but the quizzes seem to pull on my nostalgic recollections of completing non-sensical quizzes in the magazines of my adolescents. I’ve actually begun to think of them as self care, because nothing is more entertaining […]

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April 11, 2014

Let’s connect our work to sexual health

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Just what exactly is sexual health and why is it important to sexual violence prevention?  Last Saturday, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I answered these questions in a guest blog for See The Triumph: I remember vividly, a few years ago, the director of a local sexual assault organization asking me why I talk about sexual health so much.  What does that […]

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April 10, 2014

YTH Live conference report: Positively overwhelmed…in a good way!

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Conveniently held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I had the opportunity to attend the Youth + Tech + Health conference, YTHLive, this week.  Invited to present about PreventConnect, I found myself positively overwhelmed (that’s a “thing” – overwhelm can be good!) and enthused by the endless amounts of knowledge, resources, and motivation the conference provided.  Not to mention the fact that […]

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April 2, 2014

Growing Our Impact: Moving from individual awareness building to community norms change strategies as a part of sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern) Sign up for the waitlist here. An important aspect of increasing the impact of a primary prevention curriculum or campaign is shifting the focus from individual behavior to the transformation of social and cultural norms. This web conference explores innovative strategies for going […]

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April 2, 2014

Collective impact: A new forum for making change

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We know that the PreventConnect audience loves the idea of collective impact.  In fact, my blog post on collective impact continues to be one of this site’s most popular.  As preventionists, we are, after all, looking to make the strongest impact possible.  We want change!  Lucky for us, the Collective Impact Forum recently launched.  As the site says: This is […]

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