Back by popular demand! From Foundations to the Future: A prevention approach to sexual and domestic violence

Registration for Thursday, May 7 is full. Click below to register for Tuesday, June 2. Thursday May 7, 2015 & Tuesday June 2, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time Interested in preventing sexual and domestic violence in your community? Want to engage in a discussion about the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence and understand how to effectively address these root causes? Join […]

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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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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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May 19, 2015

Violence prevention messaging and comprehensive sex ed

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In our world, and in sexual violence prevention in particular, we think about healthy sexuality as a way to focus on the positives, on health promotion, rather than only talking about what not to do. There are plenty of examples of how gender norms, sexual entitlement, hyper-masculinity, sexual objectification, and more play out in conversations about healthy sexuality, so it’s an […]

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May 19, 2015

PreventConnect’s David Lee selected for prestigious NoVo Foundation program

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Today, PreventConnect’s David S. Lee was named by the NoVo Foundation as one of 20 new leaders selected to join its groundbreaking Move to End Violence program, a 10-year program to strengthen leaders and organizations, and build a breakthrough movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. “These leaders have shown incredible vision and leadership in […]

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May 19, 2015

Linking Child Focused Approaches to Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence

Thursday June 11, 2015 11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern) What can we learn from the latest research and innovative strategies honoring linkages between children’s exposure to child maltreatment, sexual abuse, community and domestic violence? How are these different forms of violence connected? What would it take to prevent multiple forms of violence in one effort? This web conference offers an opportunity […]

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May 18, 2015

Look Different

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Maybe I’m late to the party, but I just found an interesting tool for exploring racial, gender, and anti-lgbt bias. MTV’s Look Different explores these types of bias through interactive quizzes, videos, blog posts, research, an advice column, and even a 7-day bias cleanse. What I like about the site is that not only is it fresh, current, and relevant, but […]

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May 12, 2015

Calling out trolls and pulling up roots

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I can always count on my PreventConnect web conference partner, Annie Lyles of Prevention Institute, to send me fabulous reading material. Today, she sent me Let’s call trolling what it really is with the note, “I remember thinking you might have some opinions.” Indeed I do. As I told Annie, I’ve always perceived the word “troll” as pretty severe when used […]

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May 5, 2015

15 songs to get preventionists through the day

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Looking through past notes, I found a list my prevention colleagues and I created to help us all get through the day. Enjoy these contributions from Abby Sims, Leona Smith Di Faustino, Sari Lipsett, and me. This is only the beginning, trust us. We hope you have the time of your life.     Woman (Oh Mama) – Joy Williams Time of […]

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May 4, 2015

New Title IX Guidance from the Office of Civil Rights

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The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has released a new guidance package on Title IX coordinators. There are over 90 Title IX complaints about mishandling of campus sexual assault open against colleges and universities across the country. But Title IX isn’t just for colleges and universities, and it isn’t just about response to sexual assault. Every US college, university, […]

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April 30, 2015

National Scan of Sexual Prevention Efforts on College Campus

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At the 2015 State States Alliance Annual Meeting, I presented a poster highlighting the work of PreventConnect examining key issues, trends, opportunities and challenges for sexual violence prevention of college campuses.  Since it was also Denim Day, I wore my jeans (and a jacket). While most of the nation’s discussion about sexual assault on college campus revolves about how to […]

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April 29, 2015

We Need Communities and Universities to Come Together to End Sexual Assault

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Today in the Huffington Post, my colleague here at PreventConnect and CALCASA, Sari Lorge Lipsett, writes about the need for communities and universities to come together to prevent sexual violence. Click here to read the article, part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Month series with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. How are you partnering on campus to prevent sexual […]

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April 26, 2015

Jazzed about Community-Level Change to Prevent Sexual Violence

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Last week I had the opportunity to lead a training for the Regional Centers in New York state on building community-level prevention efforts.  One of my objectives was that participants would be “jazzed” about doing community level prevention work.  So I created a scale to measure how jazzed the person was. The scale ranges from Muzak on the low end […]

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