The Bystander Intervention Mixtape to Prevent Systemic and Intercommunal Violence: Grounding our Work in Empathy, Reconciliation and Racial Justice Activism

As we enter the month of February, there are few better topics to address the intersections of Black History Month and Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month than culturally specific Bystander Intervention. In the past, the anti-violence movement has done a disservice by treating our work to end racialized violence and sexual/intimate partner violence [...]

Community Collaboration for Comprehensive Campus Sexual Violence Prevention [web conference]

  https://www.youtube.com/embed/oezfpM0IzKU   For colleges and universities to effectively address and prevent sexual violence, collaboration with community resources, including local rape crisis centers, is essential. This web conference addressed specific examples and research related to collaboration to strengthen sexual violence prevention on college campuses. Drawing on the recent report UC Speaks Up: An Assessment of [...]

Facilitative Leadership for Change Principles and Practices: Getting Organized to Prevent Sexual Violence

Written by: Jessie Towne-Cardenas, CALCASA Consultant with Arboreta Group   Meetings! Meetings! Meetings! We have all seen the memes about meetings that could have been emails and that feels even more relevant now that many of us have adapted to working virtually. We’ve all experienced the ways that people check out (in-person or on zoom) [...]

Supporting Young People During Hard Times: Talking to Youth About the Insurrection at the Capitol

Written by: Jessie Towne-Cardenas, CALCASA Consultant Many of us are still processing the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th as the electoral college votes were being certified. We hardly had time to celebrate the amazing community organizing successes by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) organizers in Georgia and all over the [...]

PODS: A Strategy for Conflict Management and Violence Prevention from The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective

Pods and Pod Mapping Framework Mia Mingus and others at the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) have trained extensively on Pods and Pod Mapping as a strategy for alternative models of justice.  BATJC describes Pods as “…a term to describe the kind of relationship between people who would turn to each other for support [...]

Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders

The new report Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders provides recommendations for prevention practices in youth serving organizations (YSOs). Many of the best practice standards set by YSOs are often disregarded due to structural and capacity issues which can make a YSO’s culture one where [...]

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