Cooler weather seems to finally be here, somewhat anyway.  The month of October means a lot of things to various different people.  Beyond the pumpkin spiced lattes, football teams wearing pink (trust me, those are highly important too) October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can check out a fabulous guide to this year's campaign on VAWnet.

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This year, NSVRC celebrated its 15th anniversary.  I often wonder what the staff back in 2000 envisioned as they looked to the future of the organization.  I came on board in 2005, when the shift to primary prevention of sexual violence was a “new” thing, and I spent much of my first few months in dee

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This is a guest blog post by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Outreach Director and prevention enthusiast

The Society of Professional Journalists outlines the following four principles for ethical journalism:

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This is a guest blog post by Sally J.
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This is a Guest Blog Post by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Outreach Director and prevention enthusiast.

Today at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in LA, our partners at Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) provided a workshop entitled “How do We Get Better at Talking about Prevention?

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Reblogged from Forensic Healthcare Online

{This post originally appeared on Forensic Healthcare Online, which I also author, and was reprinted with my permission. See the original post.}

 

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have not always been a fan of evaluation.  A few years ago, the very word would have sent me running for the door.  Why?  Because my limited experience with evaluation left a very bad taste in my mouth – it was something we HAD to do for funders, it consisted of badly worded pre and post surveys, and the data was never used…the surveys just got shoved in a filing cabinet drawer, never to be seen again.

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I have learned throughout my life how to handle stress in various capacities. For example, devouring anything consisting of chocolate and peanut butter, which might be one of my favorite (don’t judge, I’m sure there are health benefits somewhere) ways of dealing with my own stress. However, more often for me running or being with my dog are actually probably my favorite ways to deal with stress.

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This blog post is a guest post from Kim Day from the International Association of Forensic Nurses highlighting the upcoming International Conference about ideas on how to invigorate your SANE program.

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Because running a nursing service may not have been a part of most program managers’ formal education, we understand that even the language of business can be somewhat foreign. Grappling with financial lingo, differentiating between quality indicators, trying to translate grant-speak into real world terms—these are some of the challenges with which program managers may be confronted.

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