PreventConnect’s 2014 web conference series: Joining our fellow travelers

PreventConnect is pleased to share its 2014 series of web conferences. As PreventConnect‘s Ashley Maier and Prevention Institute‘s Annie Lyles explain in the introductory video below, this year’s web conferences focus on the theme, Joining our fellow travelers: Practical applications for expanding the impact of sexual & domestic violence prevention efforts. Web conferences in this series focus on better understanding […]

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Join CALCASA and PreventConnect’s Prevention Team: Job Opportunity

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is looking for someone to join our prevention team. CALCASA is a leading organization in promoting prevention of sexual violence and domestic violence through its national online projects PreventConnect and Campus Program as well as  its work in California to support California’s rape crisis centers. CALCASA is hiring for a new Training and Technical […]

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Announcing the 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series

Preventing child sexual abuse is possible.  While about one in three girls and one in seven boys  will be sexually abused before the age of 17[1], many organizations and activists are engaged in efforts to end child sexual abuse.  Together, these people are part of a movement to create changes in our society, advance policies to promote safety and conduct […]

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PreventConnect’s 2013 web conference series: Practice to action

PreventConnect is pleased to share its 2013 series of web conferences. As PreventConnect’s David Lee explains in the introductory video below, this year’s web conferences focus on the theme, Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence: Learning from the evidence of practice to create community action. Web conferences in this series look at lessons learned from local prevention initiatives, how to use […]

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August 18, 2014

6 Key Points for Anti-Racism Work (and Why It Connects to Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention)

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Last week, our own Leona Smith Di Faustino wrote about the deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. She said: This has to be talked about after all, because systemic violence spreads out like a cancer until it infects all aspects of society. As someone who grew up, studied in, and worked in and around St. Louis, […]

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August 18, 2014

Parte 1 – Proyecto Historias de Hombres – ¡En Voz Alta!

Este podcast es la primera de dos partes de una serie en la cual Josie Lehrer y Sandra Henriquez discuten el Men’s Story Project/Proyecto Historias de Hombres - ¡En Voz Alta!. El proyecto es una iniciativa replicable que genera discusión pública sobre las normas de género masculinas con el fin de apoyar a la transformación de tales normas para apoyar al bienestar y la salud […]

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August 18, 2014

Student Voices: Engaging students in campus prevention efforts

In this podcast Fatima Avellán discusses her experience as a student organizer against sexual violence, sharing her tips for how to effectively engage students on campus.  Fatima, a new student at the School of Social Services at the University of Chicago, was a Project S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Program Assistant who co-organized campus peer-education and crisis intervention programs. Learn […]

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August 13, 2014

Teachable Moments

In life I’m always confronted with teachable moments. These moments are often personal in nature. There is the individual that says something to me that requires a deep breath and commitment to understanding that they didn’t have malicious intent, they’re just incredibly uninformed. Even when there is malicious intent, the desire to see me lose my cool and reinforce the other […]

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August 13, 2014

Train the teachers?

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A new study has brought up interesting questions for me about the tried and true strategy of prevention education for youth. Prevention education staff at the Sexual Abuse Treatment Center in Hawai’i created a curriculum called Respect, which used materials, content, and language relevant to the schools’ diverse student populations. The curriculum successfully improved student knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy to […]

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August 12, 2014

Facilitator’s guide now available for ‘My Masculinity Helps’ film

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In March, PreventConnect’s David Lee interviewed Monika Johnson Hostler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, about the new film, My Masculinity Helps.  As the two discussed, the film can be used as a tool to engage African American men and boys in examining gender roles, masculinity, and power; identify men and boys’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention […]

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July 29, 2014

Provide Feedback about PreventConnect and Win an iPad Mini!

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PreventConnect is conducting a brief survey of its participants and would like to hear from you! Your feedback will help PreventConnect understand its impact and how it can improve its activities to better meet your needs. Upon completing the survey, you have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win an Apple iPad mini.  If you have any questions, please […]

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July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014: Empowering girls, CHAT consent campaign, and a community-campus partnership evaluating prevention programming

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Read the latest newsletter from PreventConnect here, featuring a summer prevention program empowering girls, the CHAT consent campaign, and a community-campus partnership evaluating prevention programming. Full link address: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=e6bbd275-b023-466f-8123-33bca2a968da&c=48cf3e40-40d5-11e3-908b-90b11c3522c5&ch=4aa6e470-40d5-11e3-9180-90b11c3522c5   Subscribe to the Prevent/Connect newsletter here.

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July 23, 2014

A Campus-Community Partnership for Prevention: Evaluating Prevention Programming in North Carolina

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In this podcast, PreventConnect’s newest staff member, Deena Fulton, joins Laurie Graham, Rachel Valentine, and Alexis Kralic of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in North Carolina to discuss their prevention evaluation partnership with Deena’s public health graduate program at the University of North Carolina.  They describe the partnership and discuss what it was like working together and how they […]

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July 23, 2014

Sustaining Youth Engagement and Empowering Girls in Vermont

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How do we sustain youth engagement in sexual, domestic, and dating violence when school is not in session?  And what is the role for girls?  In this podcast, Kate from the Women’s Freedom Center in Brattleboro, Vermont explains the center’s summer prevention programming for girls.  She and PreventConnect’s Ashley Maier discuss how the program engages youth beyond the school year […]

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