In recognition of the CDC Injury Center’s 20th Anniversary, the Injury Center conducted a nationwide video contest to help raise awareness of injury and violence prevention. Participants were invited to submit a short, creative video that answers the question “What does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?” Winners will be selected toward the end of the month. Watch PreventConnect’s submission below.

(11 mins) — The Men’s Story Project is a public performance and community dialogue project that explores social ideas about masculinity and manhood, employing the arts for community-strengthening and social change. It highlights men’s stories that are less often heard; breaks silences on issues including sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism and violence – and ways in which these are often intertwined with masculinities; celebrates men’s beauty and humanness; and stimulates active dialogue on what contemporary masculinities can be all about. [click to continue…]

As the evidence grows around the impact of place in determining health outcomes, more and more initiates are designed around a place rather than a specific health issue. This signals a shift in the field and an opportunity revisit how prevention efforts are linked to their communities. Join us to explore how sexual and domestic violence practitioners are adapting by facilitating strategies defined and led by community.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)
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Host: David Lee, CALCASA, PreventConnect

Presenters: Annie Lyles and Carolina Guzman, Prevention Institute

Guest Speakers:

Aldo Seoane Rosa Maria
Gonzalez-Guarda
Karen Artichoker

Learning Objectives:

  • Engage in a candid discussion about the challenges and opportunities in developing partnerships and dynamic collaboration.
  • Provide examples of lessons learned from people and agencies with experience.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate population-based efforts such as organizational practice and policy change within the collaboration.
  • Identify potential indicators for measuring the impact and outcomes of efforts.

This web conference is the first in a series that will discuss the contents of a prevention resource packet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Ever wonder what makes a good preventionist? What knowledge, skills and attitudes are necessary to carry out prevention initiatives in communities? Find out in this web conference, facilitated by Jen Grove of the NSVRC and Liz Zadnik of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)
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On Thursday, a report was released on the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky. The Freeh Report, compiled by investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, could lead to sanctions against the athletic department. [click to continue…]

When your community or local collaborative is taking on a pressing issue that isn’t directly connected to sexual and domestic violence, what tools does your agency have to support these efforts? How does your participation align with your mission and honor your commitment? Join us for a discussion with Prevention Institute’s co-founder and Executive Director Larry Cohen and guests as they explore ways to analyze important community issues, including child sexual abuse and faith-led initiatives, through a lens of impactful collaborations that can help further your mission.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)
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Host: David Lee, CALCASA, PreventConnect

Presenters: Annie Lyles and Carolina Guzman, Prevention Institute

Guest Speakers:

Larry Cohen Ann Lindstrom R. Tracey Hickmon Theresa Harrison

Learning Objectives:

  1. Engage in a candid discussion about the challenges and opportunities in developing partnerships and dynamic collaboration.
  2. Provide examples of lessons learned from people and agencies with experience.
  3. Identify opportunities to incorporate population-based efforts such as organizational practice and policy change within the collaboration.
  4. Identify potential indicators for measuring the impact and outcomes of efforts.

PreventConnect Web Conference: Developing Shared Goals for Sexual & Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts and Diverse Community Priorities