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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.

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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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My favorite thing about working at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is that I get to answer a lot of questions from preventionists on a daily basis.  These questions run the gamut from easy-peasy to head-scratchers, and every day I look forward to what information it is that people are looking f

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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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“If you want peace, work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the response of colleges and universities to sexual violence.  Much of this discussion stems from the president’s appointment of the

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When I was little, the phrase, “mommy is tired” was one that my mom would occasionally use to signal that she needed some space.  Although not a mom, I have embraced the phrase when I need space from this work.   With all of the recent hullabaloo about the existence (or not, depending on who you talk to) of

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