By Ashley Maier on July 24, 2012 · tagged as , , ,

The Perfect Shade of Change: New prevention resource from NSVRC

What should an organization look for when hiring prevention staff?  What support do prevention practitioners need?  What do preventionists need to know?  The National Sexual Violence Resource Center helps to answer these questions with their new prevention resource packet, The Perfect Shade of Change: Resources for Sexual Violence Preventionists Creating Safe and Healthy Communities.

The packet covers five areas:

  • Core competencies for sexual violence prevention practitioners
  • Qualities and abilities of effective and confident prevention practitioners
  • Guidance for hiring, training, and supporting community prevention practitioners
  • Sample job description
  • Strategies for integrating prevention into organizational operations

Together with NSVRC, PreventConnect is offering a series of three web conferences to discuss the content of the packets.   The first session, Core Competencies and Abilities of Preventionists, will take place on Tuesday, August 14th at 11am PST.  Register here.

These resources come together in one easy to digest, well-organized, clear packet.   They work together to build a quality and consistent approach to sexual violence prevention.  I’m pleased that the movement is ready to agree on issues like core competencies for prevention.  As I read the packet, I imagine organizational leadership breathing a sigh of relief.  Not only does this packet serve the people doing prevention work, but it also helps build prevention into our organizations in an intentional way, focused on quality and consistency.

I encourage you to read and use this new resource and attend the web conference on August 14th.


Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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Jen Grove July 30, 2012 at 6:32 am

Thanks, Ashley, for highlighting this resource! It was a labor of love and we are so excited to be sharing it with the world!


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