By David Lee on November 22, 2011 · tagged as , ,

Using technology to prevent violence

Technology is changing faster than ever.   With the internet, mobile phones and powerful computers that we carry in our pocket and purses, we have new tools available to advance our violence prevention work.  On December 8-9, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a workshop titled mPreventViolence: Communication and Technology for Violence Prevention to explore gaps of knowledge management (knowledge generation, integration, dissemination, and application) and how closing these gaps might accelerate violence prevention, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

The public workshop will examine the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence.

Click here for more information. You can register to join in person (in Washington DC) or via webcast. The IOM asks us to disseminate this information widely. They are especially interested in getting audiences overseas. I plan to join the webcast of this workshop. See you there (or follow tweets with the hashtag #mpreventviolence).

 

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 November 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I am so excited to be attending this in person. Missed out on it last year but a friend of mine living in DC attended and loved the forum. This year I get to be there person, too! :)

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