By David Lee on January 20, 2011 · tagged as , , ,

How do you stay motivated in prevention work?

Kat Monusky of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Program asks some great questions on Twitter (using the wonderful hash tag #preventionisrad)

How do you stay motivated in SV prevention work? Social change’s no easy task – what keeps us going? Share your idea.

My twitter response (limited to 140 characters) was to “celebrate our successes (there is so much change in last 25 yrs); good conversation & colleagues in SV prevention community.”

What about you?

PS. Follow the pulse of prevention on twitter @preventconnect

David Lee

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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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Jennifer Rey January 21, 2011 at 7:31 am

I have to agree with the great conversation with AMAZING colleagues, attending energizing conferences with prevention specialists who have sustained themselves over the years in this work and working for an agency supportive of my “out there” thinking and ways of approaching prevention when their main focus is intervention.


Ashley January 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

I think that prevention work can be lonely. Those who do it are often the only person doing so in their organization (though not always). Maintaining relationships and having conversations with other prevention folks via online formats is key for me. Thanks to Prevent Connect for being such a big part of this.


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