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 30, 2014

Feminism and the Movement to Prevent Violence: Interview with Max Greenberg – Part 1

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Listen as PreventConnect’s Sari Lipsett and Abby Sims have a chatabout the past, present and future of sexual violence prevention programs with the co-author of the recently released chapter, “Before Prevention:The Trajectory and Tensions of Feminist Anti-Violence” from the book Before prevention: “The trajectory and tensions of feminist anti-violence.”  [display-podcast]

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October 29, 2014

How researchers adapted an evidence-based program

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We talk a lot about how using “one-size-fits-all” programs or “programs in a box” is probably not the best way to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence in all of our diverse communities. An evidence-based program that was designed for mostly-white middle schoolers in a suburban area, for example, probably won’t be that effective for ethnically diverse college students in […]

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October 28, 2014

Promoting Sexual Health: A Chat with PreventConnect’s Ashley Maier, Sari Lipsett, and Abby Sims

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Join Ashley, Sari, and Abby  as they talk candidly about the promotion of sexual health during their sexual violence prevention work with youth.  

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October 23, 2014

How relationship status affects sexual violence perpetration

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As sexual violence prevention practitioners, we know that over 80% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows. But we know less about how perpetration is different depending on the perpetrator’s relationship to the victim, and this information could be really informative to our primary prevention efforts. A new study looked at how perpetrators’ attitudes, behaviors, and perpetration […]

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October 22, 2014

Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities: Interview with the Richmond Area Partnership – Part 1

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  In this podcast, we get a glimpse into the inner workings of the Richmond Area Partnership’s work on preventing sexual and domestic violence in LGBT communities. The wide range of collaborators discuss the roles of each member and their thoughts about the overall progress of the organization. At the table with us is: Ted Heck, Board President Virginia Anti-Violence Project […]

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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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