Media, popular culture, and youth: Media literacy as a violence prevention strategy
(17:43) In 2010, as part of the prevention work in New Jersey, the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, in partnership with Media Literacy Project, created a custom media literacy curriculum for sexual violence prevention. At the 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference, Jyoti Venketraman from NJCASA and Andrea Quijada from Media Literacy Project presented a session about the curriculum, exploring media literacy as a strategy for prevention. In the following podcast, they review the content of that session, discussing the use of media literacy as a strategy for prevention, with a focus on the NJCASA curriculum.
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It's time to be at the table: Reflections from two sexual health promotion events
During the last two weeks of September, I was fortunate to have two tangible opportunities to make the connection between sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion. The first was by representing CALCASA and PreventConnect at the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), a national group that "aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services." The group will soon be launching its framework for sexual health and publishing related, helpful documents and resources. Check back here at preventconnect.org for more information as the NCSH officially launches.
The second opportunity to make the connection was at the California Wellness Foundation's Joint Conference on Women's Health and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. There, I presented on the topic, Women and Violence: Leveraging Capacity for Prevention and Treatment, with Futures Without Violence's Virginia Duplessis. We discussed intersections between sexual and domestic violence, their impacts on women's lives, and the implications for prevention and response.