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  • 19 Jun 2013 9:22 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    There is growing awareness of trauma and its impact on individuals and communities. Currently, most initiatives working to address trauma focus on approaches that treat an individual. Join us for a web conference exploring a new topic in the field: tailoring prevention work for communities that have been impacted by trauma. Be prepared to share your thoughts as we discuss how we currently understand and analyze community trauma, its transmission, and approaches to preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities impacted by trauma.

    Hosted by David Lee with presenters Annie Lyles of the Prevention Institute, Howard Pinderhughes a UNITY Consultant with UCSF, and Guest Khalilah Collins with PACT in Action.

    Tuesday, July 9th at 11amPT / 1pmCT / 2pmET for 90 minutes -- Register!
  • 19 Jun 2013 9:17 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Enough Is Enough®'s (EIE) Internet Safety 101® PBS Television series which included, "Alicia's Story, Confessions of a Predator, Grooming and Risky Behaviors" was awarded an Emmy in the category Information/Instruction - Program/Special at the National Capitol/Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards Gala held June 15, 2013 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
    The 101 PBS series which consisted of three one hour television shows was reformatted from Enough Is Enough® original four-part Internet Safety 101® DVD teaching series produced by EIE's President, Donna Rice Hughes, along with Mari Bonnemaison, Brooks Moore, Marissa Arbona-Ruiz and associate producer Cris Clapp Logan. Donna Rice Hughes also received an Emmy nomination in the Program Host/Moderator category for her role as host of the program series. Emmy award-winning PBS Producer/Director Paul Roberts joined Rice Hughes as producer for the PBS Television series version.

    Read more! 
  • 11 Jun 2013 9:19 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    NCAC Announces this Free Ask the Expert Session: 50 Shades of the Impact of Pornography with Presenter Cordelia Anderson, MA. This Online Q&A Format will have questions presented by Marilyn Grundy on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pmCT / 2:00 pmET / 11amPT for 1 hour.
    Description: Pornography is generally accepted as a harmless form of sexual expression and arousal, and a legitimate business for commercial profit.  This session addresses the impact of pornography on children, youth and culture beginning with a definition of pornography, dueling studies of impact, the relevance of a pornified culture and what is being done to address the great social experiment of exposure.
    Participants will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of the "Expert".
  • 11 Jun 2013 9:16 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    CALCASA Announces 2103 National Sexual Assault Conference

    Pre-conference Sessions:

    Healing Through Art: Women's Windows Program

    Monday, August 26, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Click here for more information and to register.


    Reimagine Sexual Violence Prevention Education: A One-Day Institute to Take Educator Training Skills from Good to Great

    Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Click here for more information and to register.


    California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) & Los Angeles County District Attorney's Criminal Justice Institute – "Investigating and Prosecuting Sex Crimes"

    (for prosecutors and law enforcement)

    Tuesday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Click here for more information and to register.


    Pre-Conference Institute on Military Sexual Assault and Military-Civilian Collaboration to Respond to Sexual Assault

    Tuesday, August 27, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • 29 May 2013 2:33 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    The Ms Foundation for Women announces its 2013 grantees. Congratulations to Prevention Coalition members PreventConnect/CALCASA, Massachusetts Citizens for Children, and Prevent Child Abuse America!

  • 29 May 2013 2:31 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    PreventConnect is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women to help build the movement to end child sexual abuse. A total of 18 state and national organizations were selected as grantee recipients.

    This grant will allow CALCASA’s national project PreventConnect to continue its Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series on child sexual abuse prevention. This work will build on a series of web conferences from last year and will be facilitated by Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick.

    Click here for CALCASA’s press release.

  • 29 May 2013 2:26 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    From NSVRC: We are very excited to share the Spring/Summer NSVRC eNewsletter: The Resource with you. If you need print copies, you can submit your requests online.

    We would love to include more stories about innovative prevention programs in our next issue.  Give us your feedback in this brief 5-10 minute online survey. We would appreciate your response by June 12, 2013.

    Thank you for helping us make The Resource a valuable tool for the field!
  • 29 May 2013 2:22 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    The report calls attention to the fact that boys are victimized by sex trafficking in as large numbers as girls are, but it is much less acknowledged.
    Research suggests that boys can enter 'the life' between the ages of 11-13, compared to 12-14 for girls.
    ECPAT-USA is hosting a LIVE TWITTER CHAT to discuss the report on THURSDAY 5/30/13, from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST! Use #andboys2 on twitter to join in. Send questions in advance and/or during the chat! Follow us in twitter today to join the discussion: www.twitter.com/ecpatusa.

  • 29 May 2013 2:17 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Philadelphia’s Institute for Safe Families Hosts Solution-Based Conference

    Philadelphia’s Institute for Safe Families, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on May 13-14 at the Independence Visitor Center.  Key summit participants included Dr. Robert Anda, the Principal Investigator of the ACE study, Dr. Andrew Garner one of the authors of a pivotal policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Howard Spivak, Director of the Division of Violence Prevention for the Centers for Disease Control, Susan Dreyfus, CEO and President of the Alliance for Children and Families, Dr. Sandra Bloom, Co-Director of the Center for Non-violence and Social Justice and internationally recognized trauma expert and others.

    “We are very excited to bring together, foster relationships and share results among national and local leaders committed to using the results of the ACEs study to create a paradigm shift with healthcare, mental health and child-serving systems,” said Martha Davis, Executive Director of the Institute for Safe Families.

    The Philadelphia Urban ACE study is an effort to capitalize on the findings from the original ACE Study http://www.cdc.gov/ace/prevalence.htm , which examines a range of early childhood traumatic stressors and their relationship to clinical, public health, and social problems throughout the lifespan. The key concept underlying the ACE Study is that childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, or growing up with alcohol/substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord, or crime in the home can lead to social, emotional, and cognitive impairments, increased risk of unhealthy behaviors, violence, victimization or re-victimization, disease, disability, and premature mortality. These adverse experiences cause chronic stress that may play a key role in racial and ethnic health disparities.

  • 13 May 2013 2:07 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    "As a Matter of Fact: The Relationship between Child Maltreatment and Child/Adolescent Well-Being,"  a new Prevention Fact Sheet, has recently been released by the National Children’s Advocacy Center. This Fact Sheet summarizes the impact of child maltreatment upon physical health, mental health, delinquency, and brain architecture. The Fact Sheet may be found in CALiO (the NCAC’s Child Abuse Library Online) under Evidence Based Practices in section Prevention Fact Sheets and Public Awareness Tools.
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