New Resource – Restorative Parenting Can Prevent Sexual Violence During Shelter-in-Place: Talking Circles at Home and Parenting Restoratively

During the Pandemic, reports of domestic violence inside the home have been increasing. While shelter-in-place restrictions are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, unfortunately, the heightened stress and isolation can put families at risk for experiencing and causing violence inside the home. Adopting restorative practices, like healthy communication, can be a helpful tool for [...]

Dating Matters’ Impacts on Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence

Preventionists understand the benefits of designing and implementing sexual and intimate partner violence prevention programs that are cross-cutting and address multiple forms of violence and concerns for community safety. Using a shared risk and protective factors framework is one way preventionists can show the effectiveness of cross cutting programs and strategies. Research can also contribute [...]

Free Virtual Bystander Intervention Toolkit

Many prevention practitioners are working to adapt their prevention strategies and approaches to a physically-distanced, increasingly virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soteria Solutions has responded to these new conditions and has released a free bystander intervention toolkit with images to be used on social media that aim to “increase recognition of sexual and relationship violence and demonstrate bystander intervention [...]

Small Victory! Gov. Newsom to Include Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding in the Final Budget

A small win today, yet we still have work to do.  As we mentioned last week, the legislature and Governor had the very difficult task of agreeing on a budget amidst a financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these decisions were likely to affect our ongoing asks related to sexual and [...]

Upcoming Online Trainings for Anti-Racism with Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

In the wake of continued police violence against predominantly Black communities and associated national protests mourning lives lost and calling for needed accountability and upheaval of white supremacist systems, sexual and intimate partner violence practitioners are reflecting on ways to more deeply engage with anti-racism work. Anti-racism work isn’t an add-on to sexual and intimate [...]

Como Mantener Nuestro Propio Bienestar Durante COVID-19: Servicios y Recursos Disponibles en California

El impacto de Coronavirus (COVID-19) está afectando a miles de personas en todo el mundo especialmente a sobrevivientes de asalto sexual y violencia doméstica.  Porque debido a las circunstancias los sobrevivientes están mas a merced del abusador/a,  y es mas difícil para ellos buscar ayuda. CALCASA está trabajando arduamente con  los centros de crisis en [...]