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Prevention Institute E-Alert: April 24th, 2017

PreventConnect series showcases prevention work in sexual assault, domestic violence across the country 

Preventing violence requires many partners and sectors to help create community environments that support safe, healthy, and equitable relationships. As Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) comes to a close, Prevention Institute invites you to sustain the momentum of preventing sexual and domestic violence by participating in the PreventConnect web conference series. SAAM was founded on the idea that we are stronger when we work together, and this year’s theme—“Engaging New Voices”—is about cultivating new partnerships to address root factors of violence and expand prevention efforts. 

The next webinar, on May 31st, will emphasize engaging men and boys as partners in promoting positive gender norms: 

Healthy Masculinities: Mobilizing men and boys to foster positive gender norms

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

11:00am-12:30pm PT / 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

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Sexual and domestic violence prevention work emerged out of women's leadership and has had a focus on addressing violence against women. Clearly, people who identify as men and boys have a role to play in the work, including in transforming the sociocultural environment to foster healthy, positive norms about masculinities, gender, and violence, and in challenging harmful norms in their social networks and beyond. This web conference will explore strategies to mobilize men and boys in prevention, referencing the evidence base and on-the-ground work, including Coaching Boys Into Men and other innovative community efforts. Learn from practitioners already building alliances with men and bring your ideas as we critique patriarchal norms and explore opportunities to promote healthy masculinities. 

For more than a decade, PI and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) have convened the PreventConnect web conference series as a community of practice that builds and strengthens practitioners’ understanding of key primary sexual and domestic violence prevention concepts, supports organizations’ prevention efforts, and contributes to the overall prevention system. 

Upcoming PreventConnect web conference dates and topics:

May 31: Healthy Masculinities: Mobilizing men and boys to foster positive gender norms

June 28: From Private to Community Accountability: Supporting inclusion and building capacity for sexual and domestic violence prevention

July 19: Organizing for Economic Opportunity: Movements and strategies to improve economic opportunities for sexual and domestic violence prevention

August 16: A Safe Place to Call Home: Strategies and movements to transform the physical/built environment for sexual and domestic violence prevention

September 20: From Research to Practice: Addressing shared underlying factors to prevent sexual and domestic violence

Note: All PreventConnect web conferences are held at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central, noon Mountain, 11am Pacific) unless noted otherwise. Registration details will be available 3-4 weeks prior to the web conference date, at www.preventconnect.org/category/web-conferences/

PI and CDC Connect the Dots on Preventing Violence

Co-developed by PI and CDC, this publication builds a case for practitioners to coordinate their efforts, increase their impact, and work toward preventing multiple forms of violence at once.

Blog: Connecting the Dots in Colorado and North Carolina

Violence prevention and public health practitioners are increasingly disrupting siloed, issue-specific approaches to create broader solutions that address multiple forms of violence at the same time. This blog describes the recent PreventConnect webinar, “How Do We Connect the Dots? State and Local Approaches to Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence,” which featured examples from Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. More information on SAAM campaigns can be found here

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

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

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