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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Many of you have likely seen this headline in the news today: College Rape Prevention Proves a Rare Success.  The New York Times article features a Canadian research study about a risk reduction and self-defense program implemented at three Canadian college campuses. The study found that the program lowered participants’ risk of being sexually assaulted.   

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Busy, busy, busy – that is how I would describe the last several weeks.  Or months.

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Today’s blog comes as a guest post from NSVRC staff member Taylor Teichman, who recently participated in the LGBTQ youth-focused Time to Thrive Conference, hosted by Human Rights Campaign,

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Have you ever heard a story or watched a video about someone doing a random act of kindness for someone else?  I’m not normally a weepy person, but those stories get me all the time.   I can’t watch a Liberty Mutual Insurance

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I’m always excited when a new year brings new resources!   If you haven’t seen the latest resource from the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, check out Six Pillars for Prevention.    

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As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to take a look back at some of the sexual violence prevention highlights from the past 12 months.  In many ways, it’s been a banner year for prevention.  Here are just a few things that captured our attention this year:

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Last week, I found myself in the mile-high city of Denver at the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) annual conference, Evaluation 2014.   If someone had told me a year ago that I would be geeking out on all things ev

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about silos.  Not those big towers on farms where corn and grain are stored, but the silos we’ve built in the anti-violence movement.

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Last week, I was fortunate to join over 1,000 people at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  What a treat to be surrounded by so many amazing and talented people who are passionate about ending sexual violence!

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