Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

Debuting at the 2016 National Conference is the inaugural report on the state of sexual violence in the U.S. issued by Raliance, a new national partnership led by National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The report titled “Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for […]

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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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September 28, 2016

Ignite Talk: Creating Change Beyond the Classroom

In this Ignite Talk, Nubia Peña of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Violence discusses the oppressive practices that are normalized in schools across the nation through disparate discipline in dress code and harassment policies, and evidenced by the overuse and blatant policing of women’s bodies, trans bodies, bodies of colors and LGBTQ+ youth. Nubia outlines how prevention practitioners can become […]

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September 28, 2016

Ignite Talk: Ready, Set, Listen: How Community Readiness Can Help Us Develop More EffectivePrevention Programming

In this talk, Liz Zadnik of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Violence, spoke on her experience with community readiness and readiness assessments. Liz explored the potential that collecting meaningful data to inform prevention programming through existing skills of compassionate advocacy and active listening can have in creating safer communities.

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September 28, 2016

Ignite Talk: Cooking Up a Comprehensive State Primary Prevention Strategy

Julie McFarlane of the Oregon Health Authority explores identifying state-level resources to complement and strengthen RPE grants in this Ignite Talk. Julie discusses how state RPE programs can make sure complimentary programs and grants work together to create meaningful sexual violence prevention work.

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September 28, 2016

RPE Leadership Training Workshop Thinking Outside the Box: Injury Free Academies as Vehicles for Violence Prevention

In this presentation, Glorina Stallworth of North Carolina’s Rape Prevention and Education program provides insights about North Carolina’s Injury Free academies, an innovative team-based action learning approach accompanied by multi-disciplinary collaboration aimed to prevent sexual violence in our communities and collectively address other public health concerns. This session further underlines the critical role of partnerships, collaborations and team coordination to […]

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September 26, 2016

What it would look like “If Frats Were Feminist”

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and we still have a week left. With as much attention garnered from cases of sexual assault, attention to prevention efforts is equally as important. MTV’s Laci Green has been successful in her feminist campaign with “Braless” a video series covering issues that range from male privilege to gender stereotypes. One video in […]

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September 23, 2016

Netflix releases “Audrie & Daisy”

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This blog was written by Lorena Campos of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Today, Netflix will release a new documentary titled Audrie & Daisy  that is already making it’s debut across the country including at the Sundance Film Festival and in special premieres for high school students. Nothing will feed my social justice soul more than the spark of […]

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September 22, 2016

Raliance: End Sexual Violence in One Generation featured in ATSA Newsletter

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Check out this piece that I co-wrote with Karen Baker of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center for the Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers (ATSA)’s Forum Newsletter about the new national Prevention Initiative Raliance. Both Karen and I  are both active members of the ATSA prevention committee where committee members demonstrate that same passion for prevention and commitment […]

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September 19, 2016

New White House Guidance on Responding to Sexual Assault in K-12 Schools

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Today, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released a document titled, “Considerations for School District Sexual Misconduct Policies”. The document provides guidance and encourages K-12 school districts to develop sexual misconduct policies with input from key stakeholders including rape crisis centers. The release of the document also serves as a reminder to K-12 school districts […]

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September 16, 2016

Our mission is to end sexual assault and domestic violence: Talking prevention in Arizona

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Our mission is to end sexual assault and domestic violence. At the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence‘s conference on Reframing Our Movement this week, I gave a workshop exploring how prevention efforts are essential toward meeting our mission to ending sexual assault and domestic violence.  In this workshop I discussed what I have learned from activism, […]

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September 11, 2016

On being a voice for prevention: Thanks to Patty Wetterling

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Last week the world learned what happened to Jacob Wetterling 27 years ago when Danny Heinrich admitted in court Tuesday that he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed Wetterling.  As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain of this.  Amidst this pain and sorrow, I am reminded of my admiration for Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling.   I have had the privilege […]

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