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NEWSLETTER   /   February 2, 2010

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In this issue of the Prevent Connect Newsletter:

Joan Tabachnick
Joan Tabachnick

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

(11 min) In this interview, Joan Tabachnick talks about Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention, a booklet she wrote for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). She also talks about the practice of teaching bystanders to intervene, and about her new role as Editor of the NSVRC's new blog, Letters for an Engaged Bystander.

The NSVRC has a large collection of bystander intervention resources available on its Website.

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Jeff Morrill
Jeff Morrill

Developing the Boys to Men Program

(22 min) In this interview, Jeff Morrill talks about Boys to Men, an educational program in Portland, Maine, focused on supporting the development of adolescent boys into healthy, non-violent men. He describes the origins of the Boys to Men program, the construction of its curriculum, and the ways that it uses bystander intervention training as a core component of its work.

Jeff Morrill is the Program Coordinator for Boys to Men. You can learn more about Boys to Men at its Website.

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Activities and Exercises for Children and Youth

(13 min) In this interview, four educators and advocates discuss the creation of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence's (Vermont Network) Youth and Child Advocate and Educator Manual of Activities and Exercises for Children and Youth. Bethany Pombar and Amy Tortchia of the Vermont Network, Kate Rohdenburg of WISE, and Sandy Hart of Umbrella talk about the process of gathering youth prevention education activities from across Vermont and the United States to create the Manual.

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Reading Club Meetings

This next Prevent Connect Reading Club meetings will review "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention" by Joan Tabachnick for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. These meetings will be held on:

  • Tuesday, February 16 at 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM Eastern)
  • Thursday, February 18 at 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM Eastern)

Reading Clubs are small, open Web meetings limited to 25 participants each. In these meetings, we will discuss the reading and the topic of bystander intervention as a prevention tool in general. Click here to register for a Reading Club meeting.

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