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August 13, 2013


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Sneak peak: National Sexual Assault Conference 2013 prevention sessions!

NSAC logo: Inspire a Movement, Invest in Change, Imagine...(9:07) The National Sexual Assault Conference will take place August 28-30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. As National Sexual Violence Resource Center's Jennifer Grove and PreventConnect's David Lee discuss in this podcast, the conference will feature a dynamic and engaging prevention track. The track is sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the California Department of Public Health. Listen below for a sneak peak at the many engaging prevention sessions, topics, and speakers at the conference.
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Making the connection: Sexual health promotion and sexual violence prevention, part 1

Jonathan Yglesias(14:28) In addition to moving from Virginia to Washington state, Jonathan Yglesias also made a big move in jobs. He went from working on sexual violence prevention at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to working on infectious disease prevention at the Washington State Department of Health. But that move is not as big as it may, at first, appear. In this first podcast in a series about making the connection, Jonathan explains the similarities in both types of prevention work, noting lessons learned and making the case for sexual health promotion and sexual violence prevention practitioners to collaborate.
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Prevention Session Four: All about social media

Chad Sniffen and Ashley Maier with the CALCASA logos(17:19) In this fourth Prevention Session, PreventConnect's and CALCASA's Chad Sniffen and Ashley Maier discuss social media - from its purpose to implementation. With a focus on prevention, they share tips and tools for using social media to engage our audiences. Throughout the session, they answer questions they commonly receive from sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners regarding the use of social media. During the session, Chad refers to his most recent social media presentation - materials from that presentation can be downloaded here. Listen below.
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Integrating prevention into organizations that address intimate partner violence

Ms. Foundaiton and PreventConnect Logos - #PoweverIn Prevention

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a new report titled Integrating Prevention Strategies Into Organizations That Address Intimate Partner Violence that shares the results of the DELTA PREP initiative that supported 19 domestic violence coalitions to develop prevention capacity. This report highlights how these organizations integrated prevention strategies. As one grantee stated

Our program has been taking care of victims of domestic violence for the past 20 years. We've always been reactive… We've never really made an effort to end it. Prevention is that effort to end it. It's time to be proactive.

The report also describes examples of prevention efforts, including engaging men, engaging youth, Reaching out to African American and Latino...

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