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May 03, 2012
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What Does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?

In recognition of the CDC Injury Center's 20th Anniversary, the Injury Center is conducting a nationwide video contest to help raise awareness of injury and violence prevention. We invite you to participate in the video contest by submitting a short, creative video that answers the question "What does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?" The video should highlight real-life stories and examples of how injuries and violence are being prevented in your community. Winners will be selected in the following three categories: General Public View, Injury and Violence Professional View, or Student View. The winning video in each category will receive a $500 cash prize and will be featured on the CDC's Injury Center Website for thousands to see. The Contest runs now through July 31, 2012. Follow the contest and get the contest guidelines, rules and submission information at

Women of Color Network's 2012 Call to Action Institute and Conference
(24 mins) Tonya Lovelace of the Women of Color Network, Clara Lindstrom of La Mariposa Enterprises, Alison Smith of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Pheng Thao of A CALL TO MEN describe the upcoming National Call to Action Institute and Conference to be held July 9-13, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. This institute and conference will bring together hundreds of women of color, white women, aspired allies and men of all races to build "Collective Empowerment and Collective Liberation." Listen here>>

May the Odd Ever Be in Your Favor:
"Hunger Games" to promote healthy relationships

(13 mins) Kelly Miller and Brandy Sutherland of the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships, a project of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, describe how they engaged young people to discuss gender equity at the opening of the popular move "The Hunger Games." The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships conducted a survey and have released a lesson guide for teachers.
Listen here>>

Trends in Teen Dating Violence Prevention 2012
(15 mins) David S. Lee of PreventConnect and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault spoke at Peace Over Violence's Violence-Free Teen Conference on Feb. 17, 2012 in Los Angeles. He spoke about Innovations in Prevention: National Overview of Trends in Teen Dating Violence Prevention. Watch here>>

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PreventConnect 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.

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