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NEWSLETTER   /   February 25, 2010

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In this issue of the Prevent Connect Newsletter:

Diane Hall
Diane Hall

Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention

(10 min) Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is a new 60-minute, interactive online training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence. It was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Liz Claiborne Inc.

In this interview, Dr. Diane Hall, a behavioral scientist with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC, talks about the goal of Dating Matters and how this new tool will provide educators with the knowledge and resources they need to implement prevention measures in their schools.

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Click to visit Dating Matters

Click here to visit the Dating Matters online training at the CDC website.

Donna Martsolf
Donna Martsolf

Adolescent Dating Violence: Development of a Theoretical Framework

(19 min) This is an interview with Dr. Donna S. Martsolf and Dr. Claire Burke Draucker of the College of Nursing at Kent State University, and Terri Heckman, Director of the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medino Counties. They talk about their use of an innovative, qualitative research design to develop a theoretical framework that describes, explains, and predicts how dating violence unfolds during adolescence. They share their insights into teen dating violence that have come from their work, and some of the implications of this research for prevention.

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Nancy Schwartzman
Nancy Schwartzman
Where is Your Line?

(17 min) THE LINE is a provocative short documentary about the filmmaker's experience as an "imperfect victim" of sexual assault. THE LINE is also an innovative campaign that uses the film as a starting point to engage its audience in frank discussions about sex and consent, challenging audiences to answer the question, "Where is your line?" As a campaign, THE LINE makes effective use of screening events, blogging, social networking, and audience-generated media to foster a continuum of engagement.

In this interview, filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman talks about the process of making and touring the film, the concepts behind the campaign, and how prevention educators can use THE LINE to create opportunities for conversations about sexual consent.

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THE LINE at the Media Education Foundation


2010 Web Conference Schedule

The theme for our web conferences in 2010 will be Changing Norms to Prevent Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence. Prevent Connect’s key partner, Prevention Institute, will lead these web conferences to explore specific strategies to change the norms that contribute to sexual violence, intimate partner violence and teen dating violence.

Click here to learn more about our 2010 web conference series, to see the conference schedule, and to watch a video interview with Prevention Institute staff about this year's theme.

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