Moving Power: Authentically Engaging Youth in the Community to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
Engaging youth in violence prevention efforts is essential to creating change in our communities and culture. Many organizations are exploring creative approaches to engage youth outside of and beyond classroom settings. Join PreventConnect and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence to learn how state coalitions and their community partners move power, not information, to youth and provide leadership opportunities to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. Guests will discuss how they involve youth from historically marginalized and disadvantaged communities in civic engagement, build trusting relationships with youth for development and program leadership, and create space for youth to lead prevention and social justice efforts by being effective, authentic, and accountable adult allies.
CO-HOSTS/CO-FACILITATORS: Arlene Vassell & Casey Keene, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Describe the importance of youth leadership and how adults can facilitate opportunities for youth in sexual and intimate partner violence prevention
- Identify meaningful opportunities for engaging youth in prevention efforts within communities and outside of school settings
- Describe strategies used to adapt program activities and goals to meet the interest and capacity of youth leaders and/or community partners
- Discuss opportunities and implications for youth-led sexual and intimate partner violence prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could look like after the COVID-19 pandemic
- Courtney Winkler, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Colleen Yeakle, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Latasha Shorter, Child, Inc.
- Michele Ostafy, Child, Inc.
- Donna Johnson, Child, Inc.
- Shatoyia Moss, Community & Family Resources Department, City of Bloomington
- Stephanie Solomon, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County