While at a community event recently, I was asked what I do for a living.  I have a love/hate relationship with this question.  On one hand, I’m typically happy to tell people that I work to prevent sexual violence.  But sometimes, I just don’t want to open that can of worms.  But I decided to delve into my spiel about prevention, and mentioned the importanc

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female soldier salutingI love when my friends who are not in this work ask me interesting questions about prevention.  It’s nice to know that my long and heartfelt speeches don't always go in one ear and out the other.  Case in point:  yesterday a friend asked me this question:

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Yelling-cadetA million years ago, when I was learning to teach swimming lessons for a summer job, my mentor instructor taught me the importance of giving critique sandwiches. Start with a positive, insert your critique and recommendations, end with a positive. Makes good sense, even now.

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SAAM 2013 is around the corner, and to explore this April's theme of healthy childhood development, we are excited to announce the "Talk early, talk often!" SAAM blog series. To kick-off the Talk early, talk often! blog series, the SAAM blog is excited to feature a guest post from Donna Greco, Training & Technical Assistance Director at NSVRC.  

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While I have mixed feelings about saying this, it’s been a big year for sexual violence in the media so far. Following a year of sexual abuse blowing sports culture out of the water, we’ve started off 2013 with protests over the Delhi Gang Rape and national outcry over the happenings in a football town in Ohio.

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How do you know if your prevention program is effective?  Are you seeing the positive outcomes that you hoped to see?  Is the program “worth its weight”?  

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If you are the kind of person who lives under a pop culture rock, you may still be hearing about the movie Les Miserables from friends, family, coworkers, and commentators. This post IS NOT a spoiler, because I haven’t seen it yet.

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Part 3 of our Christmas Unwrapped Feminist blog series is finally here! I know…you were probably on the edge of your seat after reading about Concerning Claymation and Creepy Carols.

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