By Leona Smith Di Faustino on September 11, 2014 · tagged as , , , , , , ,

Announcing the 2014-2015 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series

Power in Prevention

In partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, PreventConnect is pleased to announce the third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series. With the continuation of an online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse, #PowerInPrevention transcends from a hashtag statement to the possibility of cultural change.  As with the previous web conference series, participants will hear from innovators in the movement and connect with other activist committed to ending child sexual abuse. This web conference series will also focus specifically on communities that are not promoted at the forefront of ending child sexual abuse prevention but committed to the change needed for healthier environments for our children. Through conversation, we hope to encourage everyone to share how each one of us has moved towards individual and collective action.

The 2014-2015 web conference series will be hosted by PreventConnect’s Leona Smith Di Faustino and leading child sexual abuse prevention experts Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick.  The topics for the upcoming web conferences will be:

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 previous web conference can be found here.




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

Leona Smith Di Faustino

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Leona L. Smith Di Faustino, LCSW has always had a passion for social justice work. This passion has translated into a decades worth of work in the field of sexual violence and relationship violence intervention and prevention. Leona firmly believes that ending interpersonal violence for the individual, the community and society is both a daunting task but one that is possible if not in her life time but in the future for the next generations.

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Denise Williams/Founder of The Bandeli Project September 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I just wanted to thank you for your commitment to make a difference in the lives of women and children. I was recruited for prostitution at thirteen years old and at that time there was no available education or resources that could have assisted me. I was physically,emotionally and spiritually barren as a result of being dragged from state to state and situation to situation. I have committed my life to bringing this problem to the forefront, educating potential victims, rescuing those that are trapped and fighting for change within the judicial system. I live daily with the results of this lifestyle but have made the decision to no longer allow it to hold me captive. I must make a difference. Please continue your important work. Some child somewhere is crying out!!


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