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By on February 11, 2019

PreventConnect Awarded Federal Funding to Build Capacity for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

PreventConnect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), is excited to announce that through an open, competitive process will continue to serve as the peer-learning platform for a cross-cutting E-Learning Collaborative to build prevention capacity for CDC’s sexual violence and intimate partner violence recipients, and other key stakeholders for the next 3 years.

An animated gif featuring the PreventConnect logo with blue and green confetti exploding around it in celebration

CALCASA’s Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Henriquez said of the funding, “CALCASA is proud our national project PreventConnect will continue to advance prevention of sexual and domestic violence. PreventConnect remains committed to creating opportunities to  lift up new research, programs, and strategies.”

PreventConnect has been convening on online community of prevention practitioners for over 13 years. David Lee, Director of Prevention Services, reflecting on PreventConnect’s work, said, “PreventConnect is the largest online community of people committed to preventing sexual and domestic violence in the nation. Since 2005, over 43,000 people have participated in PreventConnect eLearning and peer learning activities. PreventConnect has conducted more than 250 web conferences and released more than 400 podcasts of prevention practitioners and researchers.”

PreventConnect works with CDC, RALIANCE, and other leading prevention organizations to create conversation around primary prevention. Tori VandeLinde, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist noted, “We look forward to continuing to build, support, and connect with a community of prevention practitioners and highlight emerging research and innovative prevention strategies from the field.”

PreventConnect’s Project Manager, Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, said, “We are thrilled to continue to offer web conferences and podcasts sharing the voices of prevention practitioners and their stories, and to elevate insights from research that move us toward preventing violence.” Looking ahead, PreventConnect will continue to focus on campus communities, ending child sexual abuse, connecting to multiple forms of violence and building partnerships across sectors. 

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