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  February 2009

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In this issue of the Prevention Connection Newsletter:

Reading Club: Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction
Web Conference Icon Our next Reading Club sessions will focus on the VAWnet Applied Research Paper "Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners" by Kimberly A. Lonsway, Victoria L. Banyard, Alan D. Berkowitz, Christine A. Gidycz, Jackson T. Katz, Mary P. Koss, Paul A. Schewe, and Sarah E. Ullman (with contributions from Dorothy Edwards). This paper provides "...suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate rape prevention and risk reduction programs. These include designing a comprehensive prevention strategy with intervention at various levels of influence and careful consideration of program goals and methods for evaluating positive impact." These meetings will be held on:
  • Monday, February 23, 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
  • Wednesday, February 25, 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
These reading clubs are small, open meetings limited to 20 participants each. In these reading club meetings, we hope to discuss the paper, the distinction between prevention and risk reduction, and core concepts in rape prevention program design. To register for a club meeting, go to:

  Keynote Address by Loretta Ross
Loretta Ross A recording of a keynote address given by Loretta Ross, Founder and National Coordinator for SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective is now available on the Prevention Connection website. In this keynote, Ms. Ross talks about the history and development of the movement to end violence against women in the United States, the perspective of women of color in the movement, and how a human rights framework can be applied to the prevention of violence against women.

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Interview with Rosie F. Davis

Rosie F. Davis Rosie F. Davis is the Executive Director of Huli Au Ola, Maui County Area Health Education Center on the island of Moloka'i, Hawai'i. In this interview, Ms. Davis talks about the work her agency has done to respond to sexual and relationship violence is a culturally meaningful and appropriate way. She also discusses the development of the following community-based prevention video that was produced by her agency, which can be viewed at:

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Prevention Connection's moderated email group, Prevent-Connect, is a forum where people from around the country who are engaged in violence against women prevention work can ask each other questions, share their successes, and pool their knowledge to advance their understanding of prevention. Currently, this moderated group has over 900 subscribers. To avoid overwhelming participants, the number of message sent over the group is limited to no more that ten per day.

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