Black and white image of 3 children holding balloons in a park. Web conference title: Changing the Culture to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11 AM PT/2 PM ET

CALCASA’s national project PreventConnect is hosting a web conference Changing the Culture of Schools, Churches, and Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: Lessons Learned from the Just Beginnings Collaborative, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 11am PT,

The Just Beginnings Collaborative is a network of national leaders to end child sexual abuse, and this web conference is the first of three web conferences highlighting the impactful work of the Just Beginnings Collaborative network. Join us as we discuss how shifting culture within the heart of organizations and communities can lead to great impacts on preventing child sexual abuse. From churches and schools to community organizations and families, every facet of a community has a role to play in preventing and ending child sexual abuse. Learn from our guests how to engage parents, center prevention in organizational commitments, and identify areas for change within churches and youth-serving organizations.

The web conference is hosted by Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez & Tori VandeLinde, PreventConnect and CALCASA.   

Guest speakers include

Call for Youth Summit Planning Council Applications Deadline for Submission: June 22nd, 2016 with logos of NSVRC, SAESV and PreventConnectThe California Coalition Against Sexual Assault / PreventConnect, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and the National Sexual Violence Resource are on a mission to end sexual violence in one generation!

To help us build collective power and voice to achieve this, we are organizing a Youth Summit in March 2017 in Washington DC. The purpose of this event will be to engage more than 100 High School students at a 3-day summit.  At the Youth Summit, participants will engage in leadership and learning opportunities through three tracks:

  1. Using social media and messaging to change public opinion and discourse about gender-based violence
  2. Leveraging the influence of ‘sports’ and athletes to end gender-based violence
  3. Catalyzing individuals and communities through community organizing and policy advocacy to end gender-based violence

Call for Applications for the Youth Summit Planning Council

We invite established, gender-based violence prevention activists and leaders to apply to join the 2017 Youth Summit Planning Council.  

Please encourage any leader or activist who meets the following criteria to apply (see Application for full details)!

  • Between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Must be fully available to complete the above listed Council Member Commitments
  • Has at least 1 year experience in leading, participating in, or organizing gender-based violence prevention activities, particularly as it relates to any of the three conference tracks
  • Currently engaged and/or connected to local gender-based prevention violence work, preferably through an established local, state, or national mission-driven organization or network
  • Has experience working, living, or volunteering in diverse settings and environments
  • Is self-directed, dependable, creative, and passionate about ending gender-based violence in one generation

Submission Instructions:

Send an Application, Resume, Signed Commitment Statement, and Nomination Letter in PDF format and saved as STATEABBEVIATION_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME (ex. AZ_SMITH_AMY.pdf) to [email protected]

DEADLINE for Submission: 5:00pm PT on Wednesday June 22, 2016.


CALCASA’s national prevention project, PreventConnect, has created a prevention resource guide to promote comprehensive and collaborative prevention on campus. The guide is one of the new resources from PreventConnect Campus, an online community for prevention practitioners working on campuses and community-based practitioners partnering with campuses. The guide is a collection of key resources in campus prevention and is intended for all prevention audiences, but in particular state coalitions and rape crisis centers to help expand and enhance their own prevention efforts with campus communities.

The guide includes links to relevant research reports and recommendations by violence prevention stakeholders. The following topics are also addressed: approaches to prevention, policy resources, media and social marketing, partnerships and school climate information.

As the landscape of sexual and interpersonal violence prevention on campus is quickly shifting, the guide will be updated on an ongoing basis with links to new resources.

Download the resource guide here.

discuss preventing sexual violence with CDC, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, PreventConnect. Ask questions on promoting healthy relationships and engaging young peopel to stop sexual assault.  VetoViolence Facebook April 20-24, 2015. Join the conversation.  CALCASA’s national project PreventConnect is pleased to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center for a VetoViolence Facebook conversation on preventing sexual violence during the week of April 20-24, 2015.

We hope you will join this conversation on Facebook.  Please make sure you like PreventConnect on Facebook as we will share our insights into preventing sexual violence.

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Web Conference:

Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention:

A Discussion

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time

It could be argued that critical conversations are the mechanism in which tangible social change can occur. The art of sharing, arguing, or deconstructing theoretical concepts, until they become more malleable for practice, is not easy, but moves us in the field of child sexual abuse prevention to the places we want to go. As an example, the Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation has released the Six Pillars of Prevention to build a dialogue around the creation of a comprehensive policy agenda to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action.

This web conference is a part of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women’s third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.

Hosts:  Leona Smith Di FaustinoJoan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why policy matters to prevention
  • Name three key elements of Pillars of Prevention
  • Identify key strategies for using this new resource in your work/community


  • Recording: Coming soon
  • Slides: Coming Soon
  • Text chat transcript: Coming Soon
  • Blog summarizing this web conference: Coming Soon
  • Captioning transcript: Coming soon
  • Six Pillars for Prevention

Real-Time Captioning Available: Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Karen Baker
Cordelia Anderson
Joan Tabachnick

Hosts: Leona Smith Di FaustinoJoan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why policy matters to prevention
  • Name three key elements of Pillars of Prevention
  • Identify key strategies for using this new resource in your work/community
  • Joan Tabachnick, Sexual Violence and Social Marketing expert, DSM Consulting 

What is a Web Conference?

A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

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NSVRC's Jennifer Grove (left) and PreventConnect's Ashley Maier (right) standing and smiling in front of a powerpoint slide projected on a screen that reads "National Coalition for Sexual Health"

NSVRC’s Jennifer Grove (left) and CALCASA’s Ashley Maier (right)

On Monday I attended the 2nd annual meeting of the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH). Having participated last year, I was thrilled to welcome several new partners to the table, including PreventConnect partners, National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Our presence at the meeting, and as integral members of the coalition, reflects a growing trend of partnership-building to close the gap between the traditionally siloed sexual health (teen pregnancy prevention, STI prevention…) and sexual, domestic, and dating violence prevention movements.

At this year’s meeting, I was most impressed with the commitment to addressing and including the prevention of gendered violence. Amongst discussion about avoiding assumptions, media messages, and more, members frequently brought up the topic, linking it to key sexual health indicators and outcomes. I’ve participated heavily in many sexual health committees and efforts throughout the years and the NCSH is one in which I feel our expertise and presence is highly valued and included.

As I’ve posted in the past, the NCSH released a sexual health guide this year, and you can look forward to more publications and resources coming soon. For now, learn more about sexual health in this online course and listen to podcasts about the connections between sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion.

Sexual violence prevention at the table: National Coalition for Sexual Health