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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July 27, 2016

Peer Learning Forum – Collaborating for Success: Promoting Innovation and Equity Through Multi-Sector Partnerships

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. Collaborating for Success: Promoting Innovation and Equity Through Multi-Sector Partnerships This three part series will focus on challenges and solutions for multi-sector sexual and domestic violence prevention work. Using a peer consultancy model, […]

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July 18, 2016

Authentically Engaging Communities to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016  (This web conference will be held only once) TIME ZONE TIME HAWAII (HST/HDT) 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ALASKA (AKST/AKDT) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PACIFIC (PST/PDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MOUNTAIN (MST/MDT) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CENTRAL (CST/CDT) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EASTERN (EST/EDT) 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM   What does authentic […]

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June 30, 2016

Community Colleges: Opportunities for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016   Dr. Jill Biden has said that community colleges are “one of America’s best kept secrets”. When it comes to preventing campus sexual violence, though, community colleges are often left out of the conversation. These campuses face unique challenges when it comes to working to prevent sexual violence, but distinct opportunities are also present. Join us […]

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June 28, 2016

Top Sexual Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation

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The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)-PreventConnect is pleased to join other leading sexual violence prevention organizations, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), to announce the creation of “Raliance,” a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. This significant moment in the prevention movement is being made […]

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June 24, 2016

What About Power and Patriarchy? Examining Social Cohesion Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016   Sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners are hearing more and more about social cohesion and social inclusion strategies which aim to increase mutual trust in a community or neighborhood and improve the process and terms for individuals and groups to take part in society.  Join us for a conversation where we will explore […]

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June 15, 2016

Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow

Yesterday PreventConnect and CALCASA staff had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women. The first-ever White House sponsored summit on gender equality was framed around five pillars including violence against women, health and wellness, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and educational opportunity, leadership and civic engagement. The day was hosted by Valerie Jarrett, […]

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June 12, 2016

Reflections on a week ending with the mass killing in Orlando

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Dear Beloved Community of people dedicated to preventing violence, The mass killing of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando culminates a week full of news about violence and news about people speaking out against such violence. This incident reflects so many of the problems in our society including homophobia and hyper-masculinity infused with violence. And this incident will […]

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June 10, 2016

Through Sport: Standing for Social Justice

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By: Sterling Summerville & Lindsay McDaniel Mapp “Why do we all know a man that was heavyweight champion 45 years ago, and don’t know who the heavyweight champion is today? That’s what every athlete, every entertainer ought to think about, is what are they going to say about me forty years from now. Why do they honor Ali, and will […]

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June 9, 2016

Update on National Partnership Grant Program

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The National Partnership [National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), PreventConnect/CALCASA, and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)] will be announcing the new name of the partnership later this month, along with the names of the first round of grantees.  Up to $1.2 million will be awarded (combining the first two years of $600,000 each), for projects to begin on […]

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June 7, 2016

This is how we shift cultural norms to end rape culture

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All of us are reading the headlines in the news and seeing messages on social media with the recent rape conviction and 6 month jail term for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the subsequent release of the powerful words in the survivor’s letter to the court about the sentencing, and the letter from Turner’s father describing the rape as […]

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