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.

 

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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paper dolls connecting handsI recently had the opportunity to take part in a training with our partner organization, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

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phone cord being cut with scissorsI’ve been thinking a bit more about self-care lately (see earlier blog post related to

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french friesHave you ever wondered what makes someone good at what they do?  Is it because they have a degree or educational background, is it the training they receive, or is it some innate quality that they possess?  Personally, I think it’s a combination of them all.

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young dancer tying shoesA few weeks ago, I attended my four-year old niece’s first dance recital.  Excitement was in the air as the little ones filed onto the stage and faced the crowd in the packed auditorium.   There were tutus and leotards aplenty, and enough tulle to fill the entire auditorium.  They danced – all cute and awkward as four year olds do - to

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Any man can be a father.  It takes someone special to be a dad.  ~Author Unknown

I usually shy away from using cheesy quotes.  But for some reason, this quote has always stuck with me.  I probably have Hallmark to thank for that. 

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