Announcing the 2014-2015 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series
In partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, PreventConnect is pleased to announce the third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series. With the continuation of an online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse, #PowerInPrevention transcends from a hashtag statement to the possibility of cultural change. As with the previous web conference series, participants will hear from innovators in the movement and connect with other activist committed to ending child sexual abuse. This web conference series will also focus specifically on communities that are not promoted at the forefront of ending child sexual abuse prevention but committed to the change needed for healthier environments for our children. Through conversation, we hope to encourage everyone to share how each one of us has moved towards individual and collective action.
The 2014-2015 web conference series will be hosted by PreventConnect’s Leona Smith Di Faustino and leading child sexual abuse prevention experts Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick. The topics for the upcoming web conferences will be:
- Unique Opportunities for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Learning from Migrant Farmworker Communities (September 29, 2014)
- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention at the Intersections: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (October 22, 2014)
- Restorative Justice: A Promising Approach to Ending Child Sexual Abuse (November 25, 2014)
- Preventing the Harm, Promoting the Helpful: Healthy Sexuality (January 21, 2015)
- Bridging Knowledge in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities (February 18, 2015)
- Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Discussion (March 18, 2015)
PreventConnect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), is an online community of people committed to advancing prevention of sexual violence and domestic violence. Since 2005, thousands of people from rape crisis centers, battered women’s shelters, child abuse prevention programs, public health departments, education, community organizations and other activists have participated in PreventConnect’s online activities. In 2012, PreventConnect began a partnership with Ms. Foundation for Women to develop online events and resources to focus on building a movement to end child sexual abuse. Recordings and materials from previous web conference can be found here.
- Including Child Sexual Abuse in the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement
- Using Media to End Child Sexual Abuse
- Preventing the Perpetration of Child Sexual Abuse
- Voices of Experience: the role of direct experiences in social change
- Healthy Sexuality and Caring Connections: Foundations for Prevention
- The Role of Arts in Ending Child Sexual Abuse
- Depictions of children in media and pornography: Implications for prevention
- After Sandusky: What we have learned to prevent child sexual abuse in youth-serving organizations
- Policy changes that help and hinder our ability to end child sexual abuse
- Faith Communities Engaged in Ending Child Sexual Abuse
- Secret Survivor’s Tools for Strengthening your Prevention Efforts
- Power of Organizational Practices: Innovations to Keep Kids Safer
- Statute of Limitations and its Connection to Prevention
- Child Sexual Abuse and Disabilities
- Telling our Stories: Learning as we Build a Movement to end Child Sexual Abuse
Registration for each web conference opens three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/ .
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