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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December 19, 2014

CDC Updates Sexual Violence Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements

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Consistent terminology and data collection is an essential component in effective sexual violence prevention work and in evaluation of our efforts. Therefore, to improve data collection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.0.  The updated document addresses changes that have occurred since the original document was released […]

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December 19, 2014

Writing good learning objectives

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Just like it’s important to write strong, SMART objectives for our program plans and logic models, it’s also important to write good objectives for each of our specific program activities. Many prevention programs involve educational or training sessions with learners like school students, professionals, and volunteers, staff, or partners who will implement some program activities. For these sessions, we need […]

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December 18, 2014

Prevention lessons from around the world

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Two of my favorite things about the recent series on Violence Against Women and Girls in The Lancet are that they focus on prevention around the world–including efforts from low- and middle-income countries that often don’t get a lot of attention in the US–and that there is a really strong emphasis in the series on lessons learned from practice, not just […]

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December 16, 2014

Activity-based evaluation: A tool for change

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Morgan J. Curtis presents a new toolkit created by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and the Texas Council on Family Violence about activity-based evaluation. She and PreventConnect’s Ashley Maier follow up on their last conversation about this type of evaluation, noting how they have used the approach since, its benefits, and how the new toolkit can help you implement successful evaluation efforts.

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December 16, 2014

Stand for Respect: A campaign promoting respectful relationships

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Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence‘s Colleen Yeakle, Marie Kellemen and youth council member Madison McCorkle give an overview of the Stand for Respect Campaign.   The primary objective of the campaign is to encourage conversation between teens and adults about how to engage in respectful relationships.

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December 16, 2014

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference

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Jen Grove and Annie Gebhardt of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) describe their experience at the American Evaluation Association’s 28th annual conference. The central focus of this year’s theme, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable and Equitable Future, was to explore new ways of conducting evaluations.

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December 15, 2014

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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December 3, 2014

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

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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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November 26, 2014

Sustain, create, enhance: Hawaii’s community action to prevent sexual violence

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On October 30, I joined 12 community action teams (CATs) at the Japanese Cultural Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.  My third training with the teams, this year’s annual Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) meeting focused on creating, enhancing, and sustaining sexual violence prevention efforts across the state. Annie Lyles of PreventConnect’s partner, Prevention Institute, accompanied me in facilitating a day full […]

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November 25, 2014

New research series on global violence against women and girls

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The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, has released a series of articles on global efforts against violence against women and girls. The series includes five reviews of approaches to responding to violence against women, an audio file of a discussion of the series, and comments from experts. You can register with the Lancet for free, and then […]

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