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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July 14, 2014

Serious lack of research on preventing violence against people with disabilities

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Have you ever tried to find good research or best practices for preventing violence against people with disabilities? Did you end up frustrated and empty-handed? If so, you’re not alone. In a new research article, Christopher Mikton, Holly Maguire, and Tom Shakespeare did a systematic review of the research on violence prevention for people with disabilities, and they specifically wanted […]

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July 8, 2014

Culturally grounded prevention to create change

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Using approaches that are based in evidence is important, but it’s just as important to use approaches that make sense in the culture you’re delivering them in. One of the major advantages a local agency can have in preventing sexual violence is knowing the communities they serve, so they can tailor their work to the community’s culture. There are lots […]

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July 3, 2014

Hiring and engaging men to prevent violence against women: Pitfalls, perils, and promise

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This Spring, I set out to study women’s experiences working with men in the movement to end violence against women.  A multiple case study, the resulting paper, Hiring and engaging men to prevent violence against women: Pitfalls, perils, and promise explains that I found quite interesting results.  My main question: How, can the movement to end violence against women ensure […]

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June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014: Feminist online activism, pumping up youth outreach and engagement, and elevating new public narratives

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Read the latest newsletter from PreventConnect here, featuring an online activist and feminist blogger, an online youth outreach and engagement project, and discussion on elevating new public narratives in Alaska. Full link address: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=bbedf6ca-2b01-4e60-958a-d8cf578173a0&c=48cf3e40-40d5-11e3-908b-90b11c3522c5&ch=4aa6e470-40d5-11e3-9180-90b11c3522c5   Subscribe to the Prevent/Connect newsletter here.

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June 25, 2014

Gender Matters: Pumping Up Online Youth Outreach and Engagement

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In this podcast, Audrey Gabe discusses Gender Matters, an Office of Adolescent Health demonstration project in Travis County, Texas.  She explains how the project successfully engages youth through social media tools and social media ambassadors.  Learn more about the project and how it can be applied to sexual and domestic violence prevention work by listening below.

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June 25, 2014

Elevating new public narratives in Juneau, Alaska

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Following a recent Peer Learning Forum series focused on public narratives, Ati Nasiah expands upon the information she shared about her work in Juneau, Alaska to elevate new public narratives around sexual and domestic violence.      

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June 25, 2014

Online Activism for Sexual Violence Prevention

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This podcast features Erin McKelle, an online activist and feminist blogger from Ohio University.  Erin and PreventConnect’s Ashley Maier discuss uses of online activism, examples from Erin’s work to prevent sexual violence, tips for online activists, and public opinion regarding this form of activism.  For an example of Erin’s online activism, visit i Will… end sexual violence.   

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June 18, 2014

#PreventIPV Twitter Chat today

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We are excited to co-host today’s #PreventIPV twitter chat to discuss the vision, engagement, innovation, and tools necessary to advance the prevention of intimate partner violence, together. Use teh hasttag #PReventIPV today June 18 at 3pm ET (noon PT, 1pm Mountain Time, 2pm Central Time) You can also learn more about the new PreventIPV web site at PreventConnect web conference […]

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June 17, 2014

Sexual and dating violence data released: 2013 YRBSS

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The CDC has released new data from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) System. YRBS is conducted every other year and provides data from middle- and high-school students across the country about a variety of risky behaviors, from riding bicycles without helmets to binge drinking to unprotected sex.  It also asks students about their experiences of physical and sexual […]

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June 15, 2014

Peer Learning Forum – Better multi-sector partnerships: What does it really take to work across sectors to prevent sexual and domestic violence?

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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. Peer Learning Forums are PreventConnect’s online forum for sexual violence and domestic violence prevention practitioners to learn from each other to strengthen their prevention work. The Peer Learning Forum is designed to go […]

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