If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past 14 years, it’s that there are very few “new” prevention concepts. Many initiatives come and go, and then come back again. It’s sort of like fashion. I never thought those leggings I wore back in the 80’s would ever come back around, and yet here they are again. Prevention ideas that were part of the foundational work of the civil rights and feminist movements many decades ago have made a comeback.
At the National Sexual Assault Conference held in Baltimore last September, I had the great fortune of talking with some of the awesome and dynamic presenters about their unique approaches to the prevention of sexual violence. These discussions resulted in a video podcast series called Mapping Prevention. The next 5 blog posts will highlight these valuable conversations. Have you wondered what draws people to prevention work? What their vision is for preventing sexual violence? What new and creative
What makes a prevention program successful? That’s the million dollar question, right? Some preventionists might think that if they just had more money, or if they had that one, perfect curriculum their program would be a success. Although beneficial, we know that money and a great curriculum alone do not a successful program make.
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