Level Up: Understanding the Dynamics of Technology Abuse

Disclaimer: This series is for Cal OES funded Rape Crisis Center Programs Only Level Up: Understanding the Dynamics of Technology Abuse July 26, 2018 Build capacity for Rape Crisis Centers on technology’s role in sexual violence. Through practical tips and resources, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the intersections of abuse. Presenter: Leah Aldridge, [...]

New Blog Series! Making Bold Moves

We are excited to announce a new blog series. Leading up to the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) 2018 "Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in Once Generation", our media sponsor Ms. Magazine will be posting pieces by presenters and major speakers highlighting their plans to make bold moves. All of the blogs will be published [...]

Just Announced! Plenary Speakers for the National Sexual Assault Conference

Survivor, student leader, organizer, advocate, and activist. The plenary speakers at the 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference in Anaheim California embody people taking bold moves to end sexual violence in one generation. Six more speakers have been announced to take the stage.  The plenary speakers include Tarana Burke, founder of the 'metoo.' Movement, Anabella Aguirre of Ya Basta [...]

Ending Sexual Violence: We Have the Tool(kits)

  The research is clear, sexual violence is preventable. Educational programs that teach young people skills to develop healthy relationships and create protective environments are key to preventing harm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been a leader in the effort to reduce rates of violence by impacting multiple levels of the [...]

PreventConnect Web Conference Guest Profiles

PreventConnect web conferences routinely feature the work and experiences of prevention practitioners from across the country, engaged in a variety of strategies to prevent sexual and domestic violence. Our web conference series this year, produced with our partners at Prevention Institute, embraces the theme, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Guests in [...]

Becoming Trauma-Informed: Resource for Youth Allies and Educators

The prevalence of sexual violence victimization among minors is astounding; the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) reported 43.2% of female victims and 70.8% of male victims of completed or attempted rape experienced their first assault as minors. As preventionists, advocates, and educators, we must continuously challenge ourselves to improve our understanding of [...]