Announcing the 2018 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2018 web conference series, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Join PreventConnect, our partners at Prevention Institute, and guests from across the country to discuss the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, explore how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity and other […]

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Sport + Prevention Center now open: Sport is part of the solution to prevent sexual and domestic violence

Raliance, powered by PreventConnect, launched the Sport + Prevention Center, an online resource to support the sport community in ending sexual and domestic violence in one generation. This exciting new resource that includes a prevention database, key research, a roadmap (or Theory of Change) and a learning exchange. On December 6, 2017, you have the opportunity join a web conference to […]

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New Connecting the Dots online training from CDC

A new online training released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explores  shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. The Connecting the Dots training uses video and text to help users understand how different forms of violence are connected through shared root causes and how to address community context when developing prevention strategies. Many prevention practitioners have used CDC’s […]

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30-years of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). For the last three decades advocates across the country have used the month of October to raise awareness about the the violence that impacts so many individuals, families, and communities. During these past 30 years we have continued to learn more about domestic violence including the prevalence and characteristics and the […]

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Announcing the 2017 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2017 series of web conferences, Towards Community Health and Justice. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and a variety of guests will join us to talk about the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, strategies and opportunities for partnering with other sectors and movements, and how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity […]

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April 22, 2018

Researchers discuss preventing sexual violence and engaging bystanders

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An important conversation has occurred in the pages of the latest online edition of Violence Against Women exploring aspects in the work to prevent sexual violence and specifically efforts to engage bystanders. In the article titled,  “Bystander Training as Leadership Training: Notes on the Origins, Philosophy, and Pedagogy of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Model,” Jackson Katz provides a comprehensive […]

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April 17, 2018

2018 Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit registration opens

  PreventConnect is heading to New Orleans in June to attend the 10th annual Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit presented by EVERFI. Higher education and other allied professionals from across the country will attend the three-day gathering to learn, share, and explore strategies for enhancing prevention efforts on campus. We look forward to seeing colleagues who are at the cutting-edge […]

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April 9, 2018

International Anti-Street Harassment Week

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April 8-14 is international Anti-Harassment Week. This week activists will continue to build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement and rally against the issue of street harassment and elevate prevention strategies stop it. Held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Anti-Street Harassment week illustrates the need to stop the factors that allow gender-based violence and sexual violence to persist. […]

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March 30, 2018

Special Section on Public Health Approaches to Prevent Sexual Assault

“To be violence-free, it’s imperative to create a safe environment in which people are able to openly discuss sexual violence and ways to prevent it.” says CDC’s Dawnovise Fowler and Denise Allen in their editorial appearing in the American Public Health Association’s special section in the April 2018 issue of The Nation’s Health on using a public health approach to […]

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March 7, 2018

Toward Gender Equity: Supporting healthy masculinities for sexual and domestic violence prevention

There is a need to move away from harmful associations of masculinity with dominance, control, risk-taking and even aggression toward a culture that promotes respect and safety for people of all genders. This web conference will build off of the evidence base around engaging men and boys as allies highlighting examples of communities taking action in new ways. Guests will […]

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February 28, 2018

The leading edge in the anti-rape movement is social change

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“[T]he leading edge of the movement lies in organizations promoting community-based interventions and working to change social norms relating to gender and sexuality,” according to the authors of the article Challenging Narratives of the Anti-Rape Movement’s Decline appearing in the March 2018 edition of the journal Violence Against Women. Carrie N. Baker and Maria Bevacqua’s article emphasizes the importance of […]

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February 27, 2018

#PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse: Building Resilience and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Children all over the world are exposed to trauma on a daily basis. It may be in the form of war, poverty, hunger, disease, natural disasters, or child abuse. This web conference will examine the phenomenon of resilience, why it is so important, how it is influenced by factors inside and outside the home and what factors nurture this characteristic […]

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February 26, 2018

I Have Always Loved Sports

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  Sports are important to me. They have given me great memories with my father, bonded me to lifelong friends, provided life lessons and exposed me to some of the most amazing moments in life. I gained life skills from sports that have permeated throughout my life and still show up when I do my best as an employee, a […]

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February 22, 2018

Prevention Town Hall: Advancing primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp

  How are you advancing sexual and domestic violence prevention in the era of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and related movements? Join PreventConnect and guests from across the country in a national Prevention Town Hall to explore how the national dialogue has impacted prevention work, opportunities to partner with new voices and sectors, and visions for inspiring people to move towards action. […]

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February 21, 2018

A National Study on Sexual Harassment and Assault

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Sexual assault and harassment is pervasive. With the national discussion about sexual assault and harassment driven by survivors voices (such as #MeToo in social media), the public to recognizing that sexual violence takes place in many locations including work. In the new study released today by Stop Street Harassment, we learn not only how frequently sexual abuse take place and […]

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