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Prevention Institute E-alert: April 21, 2015

Innovative tactics to prevent sexual, domestic violence in the first place

The best way to address sexual and domestic violence in your community is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Join us May 7th for a lively discussion of core public health strategies for preventing violence. Prevention Institute’s Annie Lyles and Tanya Rovira-Osterwalder, along with special guests, will guide this introductory PreventConnect web conference about understanding and altering the root causes of sexual and domestic violence.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
11:00am-12:30pm PT / 2:00pm-3:30pm ET
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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 the web conference, participants will be able to:

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

Hosts: Annie Lyles and Tanya Rovira-Osterwalder, Program Managers, Prevention Institute


Join us for future PreventConnect webinars:

  • Thursday, June 11: Linking with child-focused approaches when preventing sexual and domestic violence
  • Thursday, July 9: Joint strategies: How does sexual and domestic violence prevention better leverage local health, justice, education, and community sectors?
  • Thursday, August 13: Closing the loop: Increasing investment and sustainability for sexual and domestic violence prevention

The next decade of PreventConnect: A video

PI’s Larry Cohen and Lisa Fujie Parks hosted the first PreventConnect web conference 10 years ago. In this video, they discuss directions for the next 10 years with PreventConnect’s David Lee.

Larry Cohen’s Testimony for Task Force for Defending Childhood

Read Larry Cohen's written testimony, submitted to the Task Force for Defending Childhood, an initiative from the Department of Justice, and get the facts on the impact and opportunity of norms change: shifting commonly held attitudes and beliefs that shape behaviors.

Health Equity and Preventing Violence Webinar

Interested in health equity and preventing violence? Catch up and check out recordings and materials from a recent web conference exploring the links between health equity and sexual and domestic violence.

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution

This document, developed by Prevention Institute and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, outlines effective strategies to prevent sexual violence, with a focus on changing social norms.

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