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 2018 series of web conferences, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity, 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 2017 series in order to create healthy, thriving communities for all.