PreventConnect Web Conference Guest Profiles

PreventConnect web conferences routinely feature the work and experiences of prevention practitioners from across the country, engaged in a variety of strategies to prevent sexual and domestic violence. Our web conference series this year, produced with our partners at Prevention Institute, embraces the theme, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Guests in [...]

Becoming Trauma-Informed: Resource for Youth Allies and Educators

The prevalence of sexual violence victimization among minors is astounding; the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) reported 43.2% of female victims and 70.8% of male victims of completed or attempted rape experienced their first assault as minors. As preventionists, advocates, and educators, we must continuously challenge ourselves to improve our understanding of [...]

Cyber Abuse Project Launch

Experiencing technology abuse and harassment makes you 2 times as likely to be physically abused, 2.5 times as likely to be psychologically abused, and 5 times as likely to be sexually coerced.[1] CALCASA in partnership with Break the Cycle are pleased to announce the launch of the Cyber Abuse Project (CAP). The Cyber Abuse Project [...]

Uber Makes Bold Changes to End Sexual Violence

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Uber announced major changes today in response to the global epidemic of sexual violence. According to Uber communications, the ride-sharing industry leader will no longer require Uber riders, drivers or employees to arbitrate their individual claims of sexual assault or harassment; will give survivors of sexual assault and harassment the option to reach a settlement [...]

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, [...]