It’s been a banner week for anti-street harassment work!   And I, for one, am very excited. 

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This week the Preventionista features a guest blog post by Liz Zadnik. Liz discusses the recent Applied Research Center case studies examining the relationship between racial justice and LGBTQ communities.

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…in other words, let me get straight to the point.

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Okay, I admit it.  I’ve attempted to avoid anything and everything having to do with the Jerry Sandusky trial.   Every time I hear anything about it, I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness.

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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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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.

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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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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 

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“Prevention is hard!”

 How many times have you heard that phrase?  Many people understand primary prevention as a good concept, but it can be challenging.  How does this approach to prevention play out in their community, and how do they get people to buy in to the concept that sexual violence is preventable?

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