By Ashley Maier on June 27, 2013 · tagged as , , , ,

Announcing the 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series

Power in PreventionPreventing 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 prevention efforts to ensure child sexual abuse will not happen in the first place.

PreventConnect is partnering with the Ms. Foundation for Women to continue its online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse.  Last year, thousands of people joined online activities to end child sexual abuse. Through its upcoming web conference series, participants will hear from innovators in the movement and connect with other activists committed to ending child sexual abuse.  Through conversation, we hope to encourage everyone to share how each one of us has moved towards individual and collective action.

The 2013-2014 web conference series will be hosted by PreventConnect’s Leona Smith-DiFaustino and leading child sexual abuse prevention experts Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick.  The topics for the upcoming web conferences will be:

  • Faith Communities Engaged in Ending Child Sexual Abuse  (July 18, 2013)  Click here for materials from this web conference.
  • Secret Survivor’s Tools for Strengthening your Prevention Efforts (September 17, 2013)  Click here for materials from this web conference.
  • Power of Organizational Practices:  Innovations to Keep Kids Safer (October 15, 2013)  Click here for materials from this web conference.
  • Statute of Limitations and its Connection to Prevention (November 14, 2013) Click here for materials from this web conference.
  • Child Sexual Abuse and Disabilities (January 16, 2014) Click here for materials from this web conference.
  • Telling our Stories:  Learning as we Build a Movement to end Child Sexual Abuse  (March 13, 2014)  Click here for materials from this web conference..

PreventConnect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), is an online community of people committed to advancing prevention of sexual violence and domestic violence.  Since 2005, thousands of people from rape crisis centers, battered women’s shelters, child abuse prevention programs, public health departments, education, community organizations and other activists have participated in PreventConnect’s online activities. In 2012, PreventConnect began a partnership with Ms. Foundation for Women to develop online events and resources to focus on building a movement to end child sexual abuse. Recordings and materials from the 2012 Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conferences can be found here.

Registration for each web conference opens three weeks in advance at .


[1] Briere, J., & Elliott, D. M. (2003). Prevalence and psychological  sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in general population.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 1205-1222.


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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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Nicol July 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Suggestion for a great partner as well is Darkness to Light out of South Carolina. They are doing great work!


Becky September 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

When will the 9/17 conference registration be open? I would really like to participate!


Ashley Maier Ashley Maier September 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

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