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Welcome to Prevention Connection's February Newsletter. In this issue, we are pleased to announce our newest online resources to advance the prevention of violence against women.

In this announcement:

Registration Still Open

At the time of this mailing, registration is still open in our next Web Conference, "What is Collaboration Math? Enhancing Cross-Sector Partnerships for Preventing Violence Against Women" on March 11th. Click here for more information.

March Reading Club Meetings

Thursday, March 6, 2008 or
Thursday, March 13, 2008

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern ST
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Central ST
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Mountain ST
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific ST
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Alaska ST
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hawaii ST

Prevention Connection Reading Clubs will be meeting once again in March. This next reading for discussion will be a section from Preventing Violence Before It Occurs: A Framework and Background Paper to Guide the Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women in Victoria, pages 12-23 and 43-49. This document is a publication of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation of Victoria, Australia.

What is a Reading Club? People involved in prevention work rarely have an opportunity to discuss the impact of emerging research on their work. Prevention Connection Reading Clubs provide a way for small groups of people to meet online and have these discussions. These are small meetings (usually less than 20 people) scheduled to last an hour. Though they are hosted by Prevention Connection staff, they are not presentations. Reading Club meetings happen over an open phone line, with Prevention Connection's web interface used as a common way to view the reading and other materials. All registered participants are asked to complete the reading before attending the meeting.

Click here for more information. Each Club meeting will be restricted to the first 30 people who sign up.

New Presentation: Advancing a Prevention Frame Through the Media

Prevention Connection Presentations are tutorials on topics related to the prevention of violence against women. These short narrated animations can be shared with others for training, presentations, and fundraising. Issues discussed in Prevention Connection Web Conferences, PreventConnect Audio and on the PreventConnect Listserv are also available as Presentations.

Our newest presentation examines how we can be better prepared to advance a prevention frame through the media in light of public events in violence against women and girls. We will share input and recommendations from a Prevention Connection Web Dialogue on this issue ("Where's the Prevention Frame?" held on January 23, 2007) and explore further what an effective prevention frame might look like and how we can advance it.

Go to Recording

New Inteviews

Join PreventConnect Audio Interviews to learn about state-of-the-art primary prevention of violence against women. Prevention Connection will be your guide to explore important issues in developing and sustaining comprehensive primary prevention efforts. Interviews present voices of those who have been innovative, successful in implementation and thoughtful in developing effective violence against women strategies.

We are pleased to launch our interview series with Kathryn Xian and Jessmaya Morales of GiRL FeST Hawaii and GiRL FeST San Francisco Bay Area, who talk to us about the importance of art in prevention work. We also talk with Tammy Lemmer, Project Manager for the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, about the role crisis advocates in prevention.

Go to Recording

Prevention Connection is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is sponsored by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views and information provided in our web conferences do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Government, the CDC, or CALCASA.