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  April 2009

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Our Twitter feed is up and running! Prevention Connection staff tweet about prevention topics, online media announcements, and prevention events. We recently tweeted from Men Can Stop Rape's Women and Men as Allies Conference in Washington, DC. You can also view our most recent tweets in the side bar of our blog.

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  Reading Club: Common Practices in Rape Prevention Education
Web Conference Icon People involved in prevention rarely have an opportunity to discuss the impact of emerging research on their work. Prevention Connection Reading Clubs meetings provide a way for these people to meet online and have these discussions. These small, one hour meetings meetings happen over an open phone line, with the web conference used as a common way to view the reading and other materials.

The next club meetings will discuss "Identifying Common Practices in Community-Based Rape Prevention Programs" by Stephanie M.Townsend and Rebecca Campbell.* This paper touches on elements of rape prevention education program design, curriculum selection, and evaluation. These are the intended themes of the meetings, though participants may take the conversation in many different directions. These meetings will be held on:
  • Monday, April 27, 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
  • Thursday, April 30, 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
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* Townsend, S. M., & Campbell, R. (2008). Identifying common practices in community-based rape prevention programs. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 36(1), 121-135.

  Interview with Denise Gaulin
Denise Gaulin

This is an interview with Denise Gaulin of the Care for Kids Program in Ontario, Canada. In this interview, Ms. Gaulin describes the theory and practice behind Care for Kids, a comprehensive community approach to fostering healthy sexual development in early childhood. The Care for Kids curriculum is distributed in the United States by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. For more information about the curriculum, please visit their website.

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Interview with Kate McCord and Liz Cascone

Kate McCord and Liz Cascone

In this interview with Kate McCord and Liz Cascone of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Ms. McCord and Ms. Cascone talk about the Red Flag Campaign, a statewide awareness and education campaign designed specifically to address dating violence among students on Virginia’s college and university campuses.

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  Interview with Jim McDonough and Donald Gault
Jim McDonough

This is an interview with Commissioner Jim McDonough of Ramsey County, Minnesota, and Donald Gault of the Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Department. In this interview, Mr. McDonough talks about the impact that elected officials and local government can have on the prevention of sexual violence in their communities. Similarly, Mr. Gault gives examples of the kind of steps that county health departments can take to engage in the primary prevention of sexual violence.

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