PreventConnect: Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Communities play an essential role in preventing sexual and domestic violence before it starts—for example, by creating safe spaces, and by changing social norms to those that promote health, safety, and equity rather than norms that accept and even endorse violence. With funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PI and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) have convened PreventConnect web conferences since 2005 to bring together a community of practice that builds and strengthens practitioners’ understanding of key primary prevention concepts, supports organizations’ prevention efforts, and contributes to the overall prevention system.
The 2020 series of web conferences features a variety of guests speaking about the value of community-level sexual and domestic violence prevention, strategies and opportunities for partnering with other sectors and movements, and how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity and multiple forms of violence. This series identifies tools and resources to assist in efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence, and builds on conversations from the previous series' in order to create healthy, thriving communities for all.
PreventConnect’s 2020 series
All PreventConnect web conferences are held at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central, noon Mountain, 11am Pacific) unless noted otherwise. Visit http://www.preventconnect.org/category/web-conferences/ for registration details.
- April 14th and 17th: Preventing violence in our homes: Meeting this moment with connection, care, and justice
Children, youth, and families are experiencing intensified stresses and new traumas as our country and the entire world work to contain the novel coronavirus and save lives. At the same time, community members, practitioners, and advocates across the country are stepping up to prevent violence in homes and meet this moment with connection, care and an unwavering commitment to justice. This blog series shares specific examples of how groups are identifying and addressing community needs, connecting with different population groups and advocating with funders and policymakers in support of children, youth, and families.
Preventing violence amidst the pandemic: A spotlight on the Center at McKinleyville and National Compadres Network (Part 1)
Preventing violence amidst the pandemic: A spotlight on Ujima, Inc. and Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (Part 2)
Preventing violence amidst the pandemic: A spotlight on Stop It Now! and Vital Village (Part 3)
- Summaries from the 2019 PreventConnect Web Conference Series: Read our latest community profiles to learn about the innovative strategies prevention advocates are pursuing to prevent sexual and domestic violence by addressing the built environment, economic security, and culture change. These profiles were developed by Prevention Institute as part of the PreventConnect web conference series with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).
- From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity: Summaries from the 2018 PreventConnect Web Conference Series: Read our latest community profiles to learn about the innovative strategies prevention advocates are pursuing to prevent sexual and domestic violence and create a culture of safety and equity at the neighborhood, city, and state level. These profiles were developed by Prevention Institute as part of the PreventConnect web conference series with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).
- Toward Community Health and Justice: Themes and Summaries from the 2017 PreventConnect Web Conference Series: This report summarizes the 2017 PreventConnect web conference series and represents directions for the field of sexual and domestic violence prevention. It draws together high-level themes that unify the series as a whole, and provides key findings from each of the eight web conferences, allowing the ideas, examples, and resources from the web conferences to live on in written form.
- Expanding Partnerships & Linkages: Key Directions in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention: This report by Prevention Institute and PreventConnect draws on the rich expertise and experience shared in the 2016 web conference series. The report describes the evolving field of sexual and domestic violence prevention, and summarizes key findings, examples of innovative work, and resources from each of the nine web conferences in the 2016 season
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