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  • 20 May 2015 11:22 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PreventConnect’s David Lee selected for prestigious NoVo Foundation Program. May 19, 2015. 

    Adapted summary: PreventConnect’s David Lee was named by the NoVo Foundation as one of 20 new leaders selected to join its groundbreaking Move to End Violence program, a 10-year program to strengthen leaders and organizations, and build a breakthrough movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. Leaders selected begin their work together with a group of extraordinary peers in an intensive, two-year capacity building program that includes: time and space to explore critical movement questions, transformative leadership development and organizational development, social change skills and liberatory practices.

  • 24 Apr 2015 11:17 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Web Conference

    From Foundations to the Future: 

    A prevention approach to sexual and domestic violence


    Thursday May 7, 2015

    11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time

    (2pm-3:30pm Eastern)

    Interested in preventing sexual and domestic violence in your community? Want to engage in a discussion about the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence and understand how to effectively address these root causes? Join us for this introductory web conference reviewing the fundamentals of a public health approach to preventing violence. Highlighting promising, innovative practices, they will discuss how to use the Spectrum of Prevention to create comprehensive strategies.  This web conference will also focus on five norms that make sexual and domestic violence more likely to occur and share strategies to effectively shift norms and prevent violence.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the elements of a public health approach to preventing sexual and domestic violence.
    • Articulate the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and provide examples of effective primary prevention strategies.
    • Engage in a candid discussion about how to shift five identified norms that contribute to sexual and domestic violence.

    Cost: Free


    Hosts: Ashley Maier, PreventConnect and CALCASA

    Facilitators: Annie Lyles, Program Manager Prevention Institute and Tanya Rovira-Osterwalder, Program Manager Prevention Institute

  • 01 Apr 2015 10:32 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    April is a very important month for all of us!

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national campaign facilitated annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and observed nationwide.

    Learn more about Sexual Assault Prevention Month! Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2015 Resources

    April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families and lead by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Learn more about National Child Abuse Prevention Month! 

  • 26 Mar 2015 9:32 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    If you missed it, on March 18th PreventConnect supported by Ms Foundation for Women hosted a #PowerInPrevention webinar featuring Prevention Coalition members Karen Baker, Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick discussing the Coalition's latest document the Six Pillars of Prevention! Check out the transcript and recording online
  • 03 Mar 2015 10:31 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Web Conference

    Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention:

    A Discussion 


    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 

     11 am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time

    It could be argued that critical conversations are the mechanism in which tangible social change can occur. The art of sharing, arguing, or deconstructing theoretical concepts, until they become more malleable for practice, is not easy, but moves us in the field of child sexual abuse prevention to the places we want to go. As an example, the Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation has released the Six Pillars of Prevention to build a dialogue around the creation of a comprehensive policy agenda to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action.

    This web conference is a part of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women's third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.

  • 26 Feb 2015 4:43 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    New blog from PreventConnect: The Hunting Ground: Catalyst for action to end sexual violence on campus in 2015

    Adapted summary: In 2014, sexual assault on college campuses became front-page news – in 2015 it will have an even larger profile as activists, journalists, filmmakers, government officials sexual violence prevention practitioners, and college administrators will be taking more action on this topic.

    Just in the last year, stories of student activists naming the problem of campus sexual assault drew national attention. The White House established a task force,issued a report and developed the It’s on Us campaign to address the issue. The federal government released alist of colleges and universities undergoing investigation of sexual violence (starting with 55 institutions – now up to 94) and the Department of Education issuedregulations on addressing sexual violence.

    Yet, I expect even more attention and action in 2015. The year started with the January 2015 premiere ofThe Hunting Ground at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was one of the “Top 10 Buzzed About Festival Films.” This film will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on February 27, and will open on other cities later. And The Hunting Ground will be shown on CNN in the fall.

  • 23 Feb 2015 10:54 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Making Connections, Honoring Communities. PreventConnect 2015 web conference series. 

    Adapted summary: Partnering with Prevention Institute, invited guests speakers will join PreventConnect to talk about linking sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts to related efforts and movements, as well as strategies for creating healthy, thriving communities. Get ready for exciting discussions and concrete examples and tools to assist in your efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence! And don’t forget to register now for the first web conference on popular education strategies with our partners, National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

  • 23 Feb 2015 10:08 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    From PreventConnect on February 3, 2015: 

    In this podcast, Move to End Violence (MEV)  staff person and Movement Maker Trina Greene describes the opportunity to apply to become a Movement Maker.  MEV, a program of the NoVo Foundation,  is a ten year initiative designed to strengthen leaders, organizations, and ultimately the movement working to end violence against all girls and women in the United States. MEV seeks to  cultivate a critical mass of leaders working together strategically towards a shared vision, with the capacity to affect great social change.

    Applications to become a Movement Maker are due March 2, 2105. MEV is hosting informational calls on February 5, 12 and 19, 2015. For more information go to Move to End Violence.

  • 05 Feb 2015 8:10 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    PreventConnect announces the next Ending Child Sexual Abuse Webinar Series. Bridging Knowledge in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2pmET!

    Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.

    This web conference is a part of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women's third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe child sexual abuse and prevention dynamics within indigenous communities
    • Name three key elements about culturally specific programming
    • Identify key strategies and promising practices

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