By David Lee on September 1, 2010 · tagged as , ,

Participatory Assessment: Mobilizing Communities to Prevent DV & SA (Close to Home)

During the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, which took place in Hollywood Sept. 1-3, 2010there were more than 80 workshops. The largest track was the Prevention Track sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Workshop Title: Participatory Assessment: Mobilizing Communities to Prevent DV & SA (Close to Home)


Description:This highly interactive workshop focused on how to engage communities—including youth,  adults and organizations—in domestic and sexual violence prevention by using participatory assessment as a starting place. It included an examination of Close to Home?s program model, participatory activities to illustrate our process, and community member-created multimedia products. Participants left with practical skills to bring back to their practices. Close to Home believes that violence prevention is the responsibility of every community member. The workshop was tailored to be relevant to people from a variety of backgrounds including those involved in violence prevention work, and those interested in learning about community engagement. Close to Home is one of a handful of organizations worldwide that is applying principles of community organizing to domestic violence prevention work and we are excited to share our unique, grassroots perspective on moving from dialogue to action.


To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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