Beyond Partnerships: Shared Linkages for Prevention

PreventConnect is happy to announce our 2016 web conference series, Beyond Partnerships: Shared Linkages for Prevention. Join PreventConnect, our partner Prevention Institute, invited guests and experts, and prevention practitioners throughout the nation (and world) for these discussions about prevention at the community level, as well as strategies for shifting norms and the importance of collaborating with other movements. As PreventConnect’s […]

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Prevention is Possible: Theme for 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Today the National Sexual Violence Resource Center announced that “Prevention is Possible” will be the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in 2016. The 2016 SAAM campaign will provide community advocates, business and campus leaders, and individuals with a toolkit to promote prevention. These tools will help encourage safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. This April’s SAAM campaign will […]

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Igniting Prevention from the 2015 RPE Leadership Training

Prior to the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference last September, over 150 attended the National Sexual Violence Resource Center‘s RPE Leadership Training.  At this training, representatives of state and territorial public health departments and state and territorial sexual violence coalitions met with leadership from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention and attended several workshops and […]

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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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February 1, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, but because thats a mouthful, we’ll just call it “Teen DV Month”. We have lots of “months”; April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month); November is affectionately known as “Movember”, encouraging men to don mustaches to raise awareness for various cancers, including prostate […]

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January 29, 2016

Sexual Violence Prevention at College and Universities Serving Primarily Working Class Students

At colleges and universities serving working class students and students of color, providers should consider class and culture differences when creating and implementing programs and events. Leslie Simon of Project SURVIVE at City College of San Francisco, Laurene Dominguez of The SAFE Place at San Francisco State Univeristy and Alicia Maldonaldo of San Francisco Women Against Rape discuss how analyses […]

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January 29, 2016

The MIT Campus Climate Survey: Process, Methods and Resulting Framework

Kelley Adams of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reviews the particular process undertaken to create and administer the 2014 MIT climate survey. Pieces of the process covered include motivation, committee creation, development of the tool itself, challenges encountered throughout, and lessons learned. Understand how MIT created their own climate survey and take away a general framework for use on future […]

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January 29, 2016

Developing Bystander Training for Bars Around College Campuses: Lessons Learned from Arizona Safer Bars Alliance

The Arizona Safer Bars Alliance (ASBA) is a statewide initiative to train bar staff to recognize and safely respond to perpetration of sexually-aggressive behavior by bar patrons. Elise Lopez of Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health shares how the program was developed using the Theory of Planned Behavior, successes and challenges along the way. With three major state […]

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January 29, 2016

PreventConnect Campus Prevention Resource Guide

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Preventing sexual and interpersonal violence on college and university campuses requires collaboration from state coalitions, rape crisis centers and institutions of higher education. PreventConnect Campus has created a prevention resource guide to promote comprehensive and collaborative prevention on campus. The guide is a collection of key resources in campus prevention and is intended for all prevention audiences, but in particular […]

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January 27, 2016

Social Justice as the Center of Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence

By: David Lee In the 34 years that I have been part of the movement to end violence against women and girls, I have been motivated to do this work by my sense of seeking social justice. It was that way in the beginning when I was a young man seeing work to end domestic and sexual violence as key […]

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January 26, 2016

Building a Movement to End Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time   How can an organizing framework be used to create a movement to end child sexual abuse? The Just Beginnings Collaborative (JBC) is a movement building platform designed to initiate, cultivate and fund strategic efforts to end child sexual abuse. JBC’s work is grounded in the practice of leaders, organizations and funders working […]

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January 25, 2016

Both / And: Linking Advocacy and Sex Offender Management to Prevent Sexual Violence

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Solving a problem as complex as sexual violence requires all of us engage in “both/and” approaches. In order to address sexual violence, we must ensure the safety of those who have experienced sexual violence, AND we must develop processes to work with those who have committed sexual offenses in order to create safe communities for all of us. Using knowledge, […]

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January 20, 2016

New BJS Report – Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

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This blog was written by Jeannette Page of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault In response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released its report this morning on the Campus Climate Survey Validation Study. The report details the methods used to create a climate […]

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January 20, 2016

PreventConnect Campus: Comprehensive Prevention on College Campuses

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time New in 2016, PreventConnect Campus is offering a series of web conferences and other online resources to advance the prevention of sexual and domestic violence on college campuses. Join us for the first web conference in the series as we bring together prevention professionals working on college and university campuses across the […]

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