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.

 

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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It’s that time of year again…we are busy, busy, busy with preparations for the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) and the annual RPE Leadership Training.   Perhaps you’ve wondered where this preventionista has been hiding lately.  The answer would be under a pile of

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