Promoting prevention at the House Armed Services Committee

Today, I gave testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing titled "Shattered Families, Shattered Service: Taking Military Domestic Violence Out of the Shadows."  I spoke about the need for the armed services to invest in prevention efforts.  Other panelists included courageous survivors telling their personal stories and colleagues from [...]

NCAA’s Athletics Toolkit on preventing sexual assault and interpersonal violence

The NCAA Sport Science Institute recently released the second edition of their sexual violence prevention tool kit “An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture.” This toolkit complements a previous version “Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics’ Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses.” In the past few years, the NCAA (National Collegiate [...]

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 [...]

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