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  • 18 Jul 2012 2:59 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Read the The Enough Abuse Campaign: Building the Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Massachusetts. Special Issue: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse - A Range of Strategies in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Volume 21, Issue 4, 2012.

    Abstract: This case study describes the Enough Abuse Campaign, a multidisciplinary, statewide effort to prevent child sexual abuse in Massachusetts. The study uses the Institute of Medicine's Framework for Collaborative Community Action on Health to provide a systematic description of the campaign's process of implementation, which includes: (a) developing a state-level infrastructure for child sexual abuse prevention, (b) assessing child sexual abuse perceptions and public opinion, (c) developing local infrastructures in three communities and implementing training programs focused on preventing perpetration of child sexual abuse, (d) facilitating changes in local communities to child-sexual-abuse-related systems, and (e) inviting Massachusetts residents to join an advocacy-based movement to prevent child sexual abuse. This case study concludes with future directions for the campaign and topics for future research related to child sexual abuse.

  • 17 Jul 2012 4:31 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Read more in the Boston Globe's July 3, 2012 article:

    The International Tennis Hall of Fame, reversing course after months of inaction, is investigating allegations that Bob Hewitt, one of the greatest doubles players in the history of the sport, sexually abused nearly a dozen girls he coached in South Africa and the United States from the 1970s to 1990s, according to several of the alleged victims.

    The Hall of Fame launched the inquiry after drawing criticism throughout the tennis community for dropping its plan last year to investigate the scandal. The organization has hired a Boston law firm undefined Hinckley, Allen & Snyder undefined to conduct the investigation and present its findings before the hall’s board of directors meet later this month in Newport, R.I.

  • 17 Jul 2012 4:21 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Watch PBS NewsHour's What are the lessons learned from the Penn State Scandal, airdate July 12, 2012.

    Summary: What can other institutions learn from the Penn State sex abuse case? Jeffrey Brown talks to Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children's Alliance; Elizabeth LeTourneau of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Scott Berkowitz, founder and president of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

  • 17 Jul 2012 4:19 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Read the independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky.
  • 29 Jun 2012 9:19 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Hosted by Cordelia Anderson, Preventing the Perpetration of Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2pmET (90 minutes). Register!

    Description

    If we are serious about ending child sexual abuse, then we need to pay attention to why there are so many adults, adolescents and even children who perpetrate acts of sexual abuse. In this web conference, two national experts, Joan Tabachnick and David Prescott, bring a wealth of information about what we know (and don't know) about those who sexually abuse. Through this brief web conference, we will explore the research available about the adults who have sexually offended as well as the sexually abusive adolescents and children with sexual behavior problems. The speakers will also explore how this information can be/has been useful to the development of prevention programs.
  • 28 Jun 2012 11:05 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    NEARI Press Webinars
"Introduction to Best Practices for Working with Youth Who Have Sexually Abused" with Steven Bengis will be held Wednesday June 27th from 2-3pmET. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/2lf47/register/3187791315630757120

    Excerpt: Please join us as we pilot test our first FREE online webinar with Dr. Bengis. 
  • 28 Jun 2012 11:04 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    http://nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/NSVRC-PCAR-Respond-to-Verdict-in-Sandusky-Trial.pdf

    Excerpt: Sentencing is scheduled for 90 days from now and Sandusky faces a possible 442 year sentence. Thank you for supporting our efforts to use this case as an opportunity to talk about the prevention of sexual violence. We continue to add resources to our website so please check back for new alerts. http://nsvrc.org/projects/child-sexual-assault-prevention/sandusky-case-resources-and-trial-packet

  • 06 Jun 2012 1:41 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Excerpt: Everyone has a role in preventing sexual violence. Every adult is in the position to protect children. It’s time to get involved. We can begin conversations with organizations working with children and youth about things they are doing to promote safety and how we can help. We can ask whether our church, synagogue, schools or local YMCA have policies in place to protect children. We can ask if staff and volunteers at these organizations are aware of these policies. And we can ask if everyone within the organization knows how to implement these policies on a day‐to‐day basis. Read More!
  • 18 May 2012 9:37 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Join co-hosts Cordelia Anderson & Joan Tabachnick in this second web conference series sponsored by Ms Foundation for Women with PreventConnect on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2pmET! Media plays a powerful role in the public and policy leaders understanding of the problem and of potential solutions. Studies related to the coverage of child sexual abuse and its prevention from both Berkley Media Studies Group and Frameworks Institute will be discussed along with the implications for prevention strategies. This session is a must see for anyone who is frustrated with the way the media portrays child sexual abuse and wants to know how we can do this differently. Register!

  • 15 May 2012 9:43 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Congratulations to Coalition Members PreventConnect & Ms. Foundation for Women!

    Check out this blog by Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick, co-hosts of the Ending Child Sexual Abuse (ECSA) Web Conference Series that PreventConnect is co-sponsoring with Ms. Foundation for Women. The first web conference focused on highlighting Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse within the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement. The three speakers, Gina Scaramella, Executive Director, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Donna Dunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Sally J. Laskey, Director Special Projects, National Sexual Violence Resource Center all agreed that ending child sexual abuse was essential to their own work to stopping sexual violence across the lifespan of women.
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