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NEWSLETTER   /   September 20, 2010

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In this issue of the PreventConnect Newsletter, we are pleased to share the following stories:


Maia Christopher
Maia Christopher

The Work of ATSA to Prevent Sexual Abuse

In this interview with Maia Christopher, Executive Director, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and David Prescott, Immediate Past President of ATSA, PreventConnect's David Lee discusses how ATSA has focused on sexual violence prevention and will highlight the prevention related activities at ATSA's 29th Annual Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2010.

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David Prescott
David Prescott
Joan Tabachnick
Joan Tabachnick

Collaborating with ATSA for Prevention

In this interview with Sally Thigpen and Joan Tabachnick, co-chairs of the Prevention Committee of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), PreventConnect's David Lee discusses the results of a recent survey of ATSA membership about their interest, experiences and opportunities for primary prevention of sexual violence.

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Policies in California

In March of 2010, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) held a Legislative Action Day, “Standing Together for Safety” in Sacramento, California, to unite the voices of California's domestic violence agencies and call for the preservation of domestic violence funding in the state. California Partnership to End Domesic Violence

This is a recording of a panel presentation on advancing teen dating violence (TDV) prevention in California through state and local policy change. The objectives of the panel were to: 1) convene a network of local and state organizations interested in advancing TDV prevention in California through state and local policy change; and 2) share information about the national and state context for addressing TDV and emerging opportunities for TDV prevention through state and local policy change.

Panelists included: Eric Anderson, Break the Cycle; Nancy Bagnato, California Department of Public Health; Tatiana Colón, Family Violence Law Center; Mikel Crumble, Peace Over Violence; Debbie Lee, Family Violence Prevention Fund; and Abby Sims, Peace Over Violence.

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The Outrage of Teen Dating Violence

In this interview with Allison Basinger, PreventConnect's David Lee discusses The Outrage, a play written and directed by Basinger. As a teen dating violence and sexual violence prevention effort, The Outrage recently won the Safe States Alliance 2010 Innovative Initiative of the Year Award. Since 2006,  The Outrage has been preformed by teen peer educator/actors for over 10,000 people.

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Click here to see an entire performance of The Outrage.

Cast of The Outrage

2010 Cast of The Outrage


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