Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time


Since the 1960’s and 1970’s, the U.S. experienced a shift in societal perception that had denied, dismissed and ignored gender-based violence to the acknowledgment of sexual violence as a major social problem.  “Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time” maintains that understanding perceptions is helpful because it offers a “roadmap of future directions” to further engage communities in the discourse surrounding sexual violence.

On November 9, 2011, join other PreventConnect prevention practitioners throughout the country in the November PreventConnect Reading Club to examine “Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time” by Sarah McMahon in consultation with Karen Baker, published by VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.   

The Prevent Connect Reading Club is a small, one hour session where public health practitioners and researchers can discuss the intersections of research and practice in ending sexual violence.

NOTE: This is not a web conference nor a training.  Your active participation is essential to the Reading Club.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This sixty minute (60 min) session will start at 11.00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).  Registration is limited to 50 people per session.

NOTE: The November session is full!  To add your name to the wait list, click here.

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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