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.

 

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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girl and boy talkingAs I mentioned in a previous post, I had the great fortune of attending the Build Peace conference at MIT in April.  There were many peacebuilding

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Vice President Joseph BidenLast week, I had the opportunity to attend the Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault release at the White House.  After recovering from the excit

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