Preventing Sexual Violence in Sport: Panel at APHA Annual Meeting

At the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, I presented at a great panel session titled “Preventing sexual violence in sport.” Along with three colleagues, we shared the opportunities for sport to be part of the solution in ending sexual violence. Each of us shared examples of comprehensive prevention [...]

CALCASA Leads with Prevention

American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2018 annual meeting begins today in San Diego California. This is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals and CALCASA will be a part of it. The APHA 2018 Annual Meeting will premier CALCASA's new video titled “Lead with Prevention.” Watch the video to learn more about the work CALCASA [...]

Organizational Assessment Shines the Light on Prevention

Folder with cover of Primary Prevention Primer. Text reads: Primary Prevention = stopping violence before it has a chance to happen

This blog is written by Jessie Towne-Cardenas of the Arboreta Group who works with CALCASA in providing training and technical assistance for the Rape Prevention and Education program (RPE).   As part of our work advancing sexual violence prevention nationwide, CALCASA is currently supporting California RPE programs in doing organizational self-assessments to create a Primary [...]

A Hui Hou Kakou (Until we Meet Again)

Tomorrow is my last day as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at CALCASA. For the past two years, it has been a joy and honor to serve in the movement to end sexual violence as part of the CALCASA team. As many of you know, I began my work in this movement at UC [...]

Consent is ________.

“Consent is sexy.” Campaigns like this can be found in many youth-centered spaces. This pithy slogan aims to reframe the affirmative consent standard amid the backlash against the “Yes Means Yes” legislation, a law criticized for being intrusive and putting a contractual burden on intimate activities. A shift from the previous “no means no” standard, the [...]

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 [...]

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