Perspectives of a Preventionista

By Jen Grove


Jen is the Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

Blog Description: Connecting readers with innovative sexual violence prevention programs and resources.

 

Over the past week, I have rediscovered my inner activist.  Patience is not typically one of my virtues.  It’s something that I’ve had to work on, because as you know prevention of sexual violence takes time.  So, I’ve spent a lot of time training and talking to people, working with groups, and waiting patiently as they climbed aboard the Primary Prevention Express.  It has been exciting and rewarding to see the shift in thinking and the re-connection to our roots as a movement when it comes to social change and community mobilization.

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kids jumpingI recently returned from a holiday gathering with my family.  It was wonderful to spend time together.  I was also surrounded by my darling nieces and nephews for 5 days.  Now, I love those kids.  But one thing you need to know about me is that I am a SINK (Single Income No Kids) through and through, and while I love those children as if t

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…in other words, let me get straight to the point.

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There’s no place like home!

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woman driving van

On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…

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As we celebrate LGBT History Month, I am so excited to highlight the NSVRC’s latest information and resource packet,

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www paperclipsI know I’ve said this before, but I am constantly amazed at all the great prevention work going on around the nation.  But I’m even more amazed by the people who are out there doing the work.    I’ve been reminded of this lately as I’ve been involved in several

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woman holding cell phoneHave you heard about the awesome bystander campaign from our sister organization, Hollaback!?   I know it’s been out for a while, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as I’ve been delving into some

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Chicago skyline at duskWhat a pleasure it was to spend last week at the National Sexual Assault Conference in beautiful Chicago! It was a busy time, starting with the RPE Grantee meeting early in the week and then the NSAC.

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