What it will take to prevent sexual violence in the military

Last week's Department of Defense's 2018 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military reported more than 37% increase of "some kind of contact or penetrative sexual assault" of service members as compared to 2016 based on data from an anonymous survey of military service members. In a memo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan commented [...]

North High School Gets a Big Kick off!

This blog was authored by Jessie Towne-Cardenas (on behalf of CALCASA) Partner, Training and Curriculum Development Lead at Aboreta Group.  Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (RARCC) has been implementing their RPE program at John W. North High School for years so when the supplemental funds came through last year, they leveraged the opportunity to kick off [...]

Empowering Communities Through Prevention

This blog was authored by Rubi Gutierrez Prevention Educator, YWCA- Silicon Valley I began prevention work at Fresno’s Juvenile Justice Campus as a counseling volunteer, where we helped incarcerated youth finish high school through tutoring and mentoring and find jobs. It was there that I was trained on facilitating a curriculum called Safe Dates—and found [...]

The Next Generation of Anti-Violence Advocates

This blog was authored by Nadia Charles, President of Jenesse Center’s Jeneration J I started volunteering at Jenesse Center six years ago, at the M. Sue Frazier Summer Camp, Jenesse’s signature summer program for the children that reside in their shelter program. I had the fortune of working with children of all ages. I immediately noticed that [...]

Meeting Incarcerated Youth Where They’re At

This blog was authored by Sarah Diamond, Lead Prevention & Community Engagement Specialist at the Center for Community Solutions. During my interview to work at the Center for Community Solutions (CCS), my to-be-supervisor shared that they worked with youth in detention and asked if that was something I’d be interested in doing if I was hired [...]

Beyond Flyers: Centering Healthy Relationships and Understanding

This blog post is authored by Janae Stewart, Prevention Educator at YWCA Silicon Valley   At a previous non-profit I worked in a case management program that focused on youth ages 18-19. All of the options we had to offer were post-care and intervention focused, meaning it was all after they faced abuse or violence in [...]

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