Announcing the 2018 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2018 web conference series, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Join PreventConnect, our partners at Prevention Institute, and guests from across the country to discuss the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, explore how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity and other […]

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Sport + Prevention Center now open: Sport is part of the solution to prevent sexual and domestic violence

Raliance, powered by PreventConnect, launched the Sport + Prevention Center, an online resource to support the sport community in ending sexual and domestic violence in one generation. This exciting new resource that includes a prevention database, key research, a roadmap (or Theory of Change) and a learning exchange. On December 6, 2017, you have the opportunity join a web conference to […]

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New Connecting the Dots online training from CDC

A new online training released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explores  shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. The Connecting the Dots training uses video and text to help users understand how different forms of violence are connected through shared root causes and how to address community context when developing prevention strategies. Many prevention practitioners have used CDC’s […]

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30-years of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). For the last three decades advocates across the country have used the month of October to raise awareness about the the violence that impacts so many individuals, families, and communities. During these past 30 years we have continued to learn more about domestic violence including the prevalence and characteristics and the […]

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Announcing the 2017 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2017 series of web conferences, Towards Community Health and Justice. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and a variety of guests will join us to talk about the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, strategies and opportunities for partnering with other sectors and movements, and how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity […]

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August 15, 2018

My First NSAC!

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I joined the CALCASA & PreventConnect team earlier this summer, and I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from the National Sexual Assault Conference! Not only am I excited to be part of this team and surrounded by my wonderful colleagues, but how cool is it that I’m going to this incredible conference so soon into my journey […]

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August 14, 2018

New Resource from ASTHO: Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the Safe States Alliance recently released a new online prevention resource, the Sexual Violence Prevention Framework Resource Tool. This framework is designed for state health officials, state leadership, and agency staff to build, enhance, and elevate sexual violence prevention and its importance as a public health issue, and to […]

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August 8, 2018

RALIANCE opens fourth round of Impact Grants

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RALIANCE has funded 52 projects over the last 3 years as part of their Impact Grants Program and they have just announced a fourth year of funding. Funded projects will fall into one of three categories: Improve the response to victims of sexual violence Reduce the likelihood of perpetration of sexual violence Strengthen community capacity to create safe environments Funded […]

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August 7, 2018

New Resource from CAPPA: “Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault: A Toolkit by and for Prevention Specialists”

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“We’re often so worried about getting [alcohol] wrong that we’re afraid to have these conversations.” Addressing alcohol in sexual violence prevention programming is no easy feat, especially when our policy language and our prevention frameworks don’t neatly intersect. We understand that a majority of campus sexual assaults occur while at least one party is under the influence of alcohol, we […]

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July 31, 2018

Safe Sex Requires Consent

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My background is in sexual health and healthy sexuality education. Many of the workshops I would present start with an overview of local data on sexual behavior, like condom use and STI testing. I would then ask participants if knowing about condom use and STI testing was enough to know about having safe sex. I would mostly present this program […]

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July 27, 2018

Peer Learning Forum – Evaluation Toolkit: Increasing capacity to evaluate sexual violence prevention work

Join PreventConnect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) for the launch of the NSVRC Evaluation Toolkit, an online resource to support prevention practitioners at the local, state, and territory levels in implementing program evaluation for sexual violence prevention work. This Peer Learning Forum will showcase this new resource that includes evaluation tools that are accessible, implementation processes that are reasonable, and guidance […]

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July 26, 2018

Campus Health Centers and Sexual Violence Prevention: New training and resources from Futures Without Violence

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Having just graduated from a university with a college health center, I can clearly remember my conversations with the health center providers. I imagine that my experience is similar to what many other students on many other campuses experience. Mostly, our conversation around sexual violence prevention was limited, if any, no matter the type of appointment. My visits, like many […]

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July 25, 2018

Culturally-Informed Prevention: Preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities of color

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Prevention work in all communities should be culturally informed – not only drawing from research, but also addressing community context. Culturally-informed prevention bolsters the cultural strengths of a community (e.g. traditions, arts, etc.). At the same time, it challenges what is harmful such as patriarchal practices that devalue women and girls. Join us as we learn from advocates and practitioners who are […]

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July 16, 2018

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  Subscribe to the PreventConnect newsletter to join our mailing list and receive: Web Conference registration announcements Podcasts featuring innovative prevention work and research Opportunities to connect with other sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners Information about the newest prevention resources And more! Click here or text PREVENTCONNECT to 22828 to join.  

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July 16, 2018

Ending Sexual Violence: We Have the Tool(kits)

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The research is clear, sexual violence is preventable. Educational programs that teach young people skills to develop healthy relationships and create protective environments are key to preventing harm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been a leader in the effort to reduce rates of violence by impacting multiple levels of the Social-Ecological Model. Housed within the Guide to Community Preventative Services, […]

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