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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September 15, 2014

When “then” becomes “now”

I’m a firm believer in not having had to be a participant in an event to empathize with the pain, joy, or trauma of those that were present experienced. It’s something I’d always tried to convey when doing prevention work with middle and high school youth. Particularly, when using historical references for why “isms” and other forms of oppression are detrimental to our culture. I’m […]

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September 11, 2014

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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September 11, 2014

Unique Opportunities for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Learning from migrant farmworker communities

Web Conference: Unique Opportunities for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Learning from migrant farmworker communities Monday, September 29, 2014 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time The intersections of vulnerability that occur for children are often most acute when they are apart of marginalized communities. Children of migrant farmworkers are commonly at the center of these intersections because of unique pressures on them and their […]

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September 11, 2014

Ray Rice, the NFL and the potential to prevent domestic and sexual violence

Domestic violence has been in the headlines in the last several weeks with Ray Rice’s videotaped attack of his then-fiancée in an elevator, the NFL’s continued mishandling of the case, and countless blogs, sports columns and opinion pieces drawing attention to domestic violence. I think this event signals a potential shift in our opportunities to advance efforts to prevent domestic […]

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September 5, 2014

2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) findings released

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Today, the CDC released a new data set for the Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey for 2011. The new report contains similar findings to the previous NISVS data sets, which suggests that the survey’s measures are reliable.This information highlights the prevalence of sexual violence and […]

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September 4, 2014

World Sexual Health Day: What does sexual well being mean to you?

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We at PreventConnect are big fans of sexual health (take our introductory course here.) So we were thrilled to find out that today is World Sexual Health Day. The theme for today’s 2nd annual celebration was, “What does sexual well being mean to you?” The co-director of the National Coalition for Sexual Health, of which CALCASA is a member, spoke […]

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September 3, 2014

What does your neighborhood have to do with sexual violence?

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I’ve been wanting to write a post about the impact of neighborhood conditions on sexual violence for a while now, and it’s going to be a long one. As a public health person, I’ve been reading about how important neighborhoods are to health for years. Neighborhood factors can make residents more or less likely to suffer a range of health […]

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September 2, 2014

Forcing Gender Roles, Harming Health

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A new study out of Portugal confirms what many sexual and relationship health promoters, various curricula, and other U.S. and British studies have asserted: forcing young people to adhere to gender norms hurts their health. In an observational study of 14 year olds, Maria do Mar Pereira, deputy director of the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women […]

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August 25, 2014

Shifting our Goal from Individual Knowledge Change to a Community Mobilized for Norms Change: What does it take to move from a skills building focus to practice and policy change success?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern) Click here to join the waitlist. Want to mobilize your community to take action to prevent sexual and domestic violence? This web conference takes a look at how to leverage community education efforts into opportunities   for norms change dialogue and policy change. We’ll […]

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August 20, 2014

#VetoViolence Against Women in 6 Words

In recognition the the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  and the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women invite people to share theit commitment to preventing violence against women with the rest of the country by sharing their own  6 Words to #VetoViolence. In this video podcast, CALCASA and PreventConnect team […]

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