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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Connecting the Dots: Understanding and Addressing the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Thursday, November 20, 2014 “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 the same root […]

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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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July 1, 2015

Peer Learning Forum – Changing social norms: What do we mean and how do we do it?

Participation in the Peer Learning Forum is restricted to state and territorial RPE grantees, state DELTA FOCUS grantees, state/territorial sexual violence coalitions and state/territorial domestic violence coalitions.  First Session Thursday July 23, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern) Social norms are integral to our work to prevent sexual and domestic violence. But what do we mean when we talk about […]

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June 24, 2015

Two New Courses on learn.preventconnect.org!

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Don’t walk, run! There are 2 new courses on learn.preventconnect.org! Being Smart about Statistics This course, intended for sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners, discusses key considerations for identifying quality statistics and rephrasing them appropriately for use in presentations, reports, and more.Participants will be able to: Identify and explain three considerations that can be used to help assess the credibility of […]

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June 23, 2015

Sexual violence is a global problem

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As prevention folks, we’re pretty familiar with the statistics about the prevalence of sexual violence. But most of the figures we use, at least here in the US come from the US alone. How do other countries compare? Is there a lot of difference from country to country? It’s not always an easy question to answer. Often, different countries use […]

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June 23, 2015

Join Prevent Child Abuse America at NSAC 2015

Prevent Child Abuse Americais sponsoring the mini-track on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, CA September 2-4, 2015.  James Hmurovich, President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America describes the importance  of this track consisting of three workshops. In this podcast,  Joan Tabachnick describes the workshop she will present with Cordelia Anderson on The […]

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June 23, 2015

Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations

In this podcast, the California School Boards Association’s Teri Burnes discusses their joint governance brief with California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations. How can we work to institute prevention policy in schools?

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June 23, 2015

Just Beginnings Collaborative Announces New Funding Opportunity

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Adriana Rocha, Director of Grants & Capacity Building at Just Beginnings Collaborative speaks about the upcoming funding opportunity to address ending child sexual abuse.  Just Beginnings Collaborative is asking for Letters of Intent to be submitted by July 17.

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