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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October 21, 2014

IT’S ON US campus campaign

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On September 19, 2014, President Barrack Obama launches the IT’S ON US initiative to end sexual assault on college campuses across America. IT’S ON US asks that we all take personal accountability for preventing campus sexual assault by working as a team. According to www.itsonus.org , we are all encouraged to take the following pledge: “This pledge is a personal […]

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October 20, 2014

VAWA Prevention Regulations Released

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Today, the Department of Education officially released the highly anticipated final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Amendments to the Clery Act. Specifically outlining prevention for the first time, the regulations can be found here. Please see PreventConnect and CALCASA as resources for implementation of these regulations, as noted in the Suggested Resources document.

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October 16, 2014

“He didn’t touch anything.”

I woke up this morning with my Twitter feed buzzing with the recent news on John Grisham’s comments to the Telegraph. As I have begun to set better boundaries when it comes to starting my day with news that will send me into an emotional rage induced tailspin, it wasn’t until I got into the office that I allowed myself […]

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October 16, 2014

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern) “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 […]

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October 14, 2014

Online sexual violence prevention program may show promise

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There are a lot of online programs that colleges use to try to prevent sexual violence, especially during student orientation. Many of these programs are only one session or only cover topics like legal definitions of sexual assault and knowledge about consent. A new web-based program evaluated at Georgia State University covered these topics, but it also incorporated information about social norms, […]

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October 10, 2014

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention at the Intersections: Child Sex Trafficking

  Web Conference: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention at the Intersections: Child Sex Trafficking Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time Many programs that address child sexual abuse are now thinking about, if not actively engaged in, the intersections between child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking. This web conference addresses how what’s now known about the dynamics of child sex […]

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October 8, 2014

New e-Learning Course: Utilizing Youth as Prevention Volunteers

Don’t walk, run! There’s a new course on learn.preventconnect.org! Our newest lesson will give you the tools necessary to engage and utilize youth for your agency’s prevention efforts. Learn how to effectively select and retain qualified volunteers who are enthusiastic about assisting your organization in achieving it’s goals.     Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will be able to: […]

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October 8, 2014

Getting away from the binary

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We humans like to simplify the world into understandable chunks or stories. When we’re thinking and talking about sexual or partner violence, it’s so easy for us to think about men’s violence against women. It’s understandable — this is probably what the majority of these kinds of violence looks like. Defining violence this narrowly also makes it easier to measure […]

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October 3, 2014

Domestic and sexual violence rates much higher among people with severe mental illness

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A 2014 study from the United Kingdom shows stark differences in the occurrence and consequences of domestic and sexual violence victimization in the adult lives of people with severe mental illness (SMI), compared to the general population. Severe mental illness was defined in this study as having mental disorders that qualify them for having designated caseworkers from state health services. The researchers […]

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October 2, 2014

The story in telling: Migrant farmworkers experiences with child sexual abuse

  During the first web conference in the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series, Unique Opportunities for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Learning from migrant farmworker communities, Kimber Nicoletti and Mily Trevino-Sauceda provided keen insight into the experiences of migrant workers and the impact child sexual abuse has within their communities. Participants were able to learn how cultural relativism goes beyond making […]

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