CDC releases 2015 data on intimate partner and sexual violence

This is an original blog post from PreventConnect Today, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has released a report brief highlighting National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data from 2015. The 2015 report brief shows the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It contains similar findings to previous NISVS data [...]

¡Ya Basta! Invest in Prevention Now! Denim Day 2018 at the California State Capitol

  On April 25, 2018 CALCASA hosted Denim Day at the California State Capitol South Steps. We started off the rally together with the voices of the SEIU United Service Workers West, a group of promotoras, leaders, and survivors of sexual violence. This group of women are leading a national movement to to prevent harassment, [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Invest In Prevention

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is excited to partner with public officials, college campuses, law enforcement, victim advocates and communities across California to raise awareness. Over the past year, we have witnessed sexual assault receive national attention through the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp. Survivors who [...]

A National Study on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Red background with white print - with a rip peeling away some of the red to reval #metoo. Text reads The facte behind the #metoo Movement: A national study on sexual harassment and assault. At bottom are logos from Stop Street Harassment, Raliance and Cener on Gender Equity and Health

Sexual assault and harassment is pervasive. With the national discussion about sexual assault and harassment driven by survivors voices (such as #MeToo in social media), the public to recognizing that sexual violence takes place in many locations including work. In the new study released today by Stop Street Harassment, we learn not only how frequently [...]

The Cost of Sexual Violence is High, Invest in Prevention

The Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California was commissioned by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in an effort to create greater comprehension of the physical, emotional, social, and economic impact of rape and sexual assault upon California taxpayers. Families, friends, partners, neighbors, and co-workers know first hand the time and resources [...]

Situational prevention to end sexual violence on campuses

How do we prevent sexual and domestic violence?  While many prevention strategies try to educate and train, individuals to change their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior, greater impact can be made by making changes in the environment. This is the principle behind public health frameworks such as the Social Ecological Model and Spectrum of Prevention. [...]

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