This web conference is intended for to CALCASA members, CPEDV members, and California RPE Program grantees.
In this conference, participants will be introduced to framing and develop strategies for honing their communication works in ways that raise awareness of sexual violence, promote prevention and create opportunities for unified messaging with allies. [click to continue…]
Last week over 50 people attended CALCASA’s web conference for California Rape Prevention & Education grantees on Measuring Prevention: Examining Strategies to Measure Effectiveness of Sexual Violence Prevention Program. Paul Schewe presented on approaches to evaluating prevention programs.
Evaluating the outcomes of prevention efforts is complicated because there are so many social forces that contribute to sexual violence. Participants in the web conference brainstormed many potential risk and protective factors, as seen in the world cloud below:
When it is not possible to measure a shift on the actual incidence of sexual violence , Paul Schewe suggests looking at proxy measures that may include
- healthier relationships
- improved grades
- decreases in bullying
- increased school attendance
- reduced school behavior problems
- increased use of condoms
- increased activism
- increased number of students willing to volunteer their time to prevention efforts
California Rape Prevention & Education grantees can contact David Lee and Chad Sniffen from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault for technical assistance. (If you are from other states please contact state sexual assault coalition or state health department)
A recording of this web conference, along with recordings of other CALCASA web conferences, is available at:
Recipients of Rape Prevention Education funds administered by the California Department of Public Health are required to develop an Action Plan or Logic Model as part of each grantee’s planning process for primary prevention programs. On January 28, 2009, CALCASA provided a web conference on using logic models as a tool for program planning in order to provide support for this requirement.