Research shows that sexual violence can jeopardize housing options for many victims and survivors. Additionally, research has found that a lack of affordable, safe housing can create risk factors for both sexual violence victimization and perpetration. This webinar will draw from available research and discuss the interconnectedness of sexual violence and housing especially in rural areas. Participants will have an opportunity to hear how the Spectrum of Prevention can be used as a blueprint for community-based housing advocacy strategies.
The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
National Hazing Prevention Week 2010 is from September 20 - 24!
The National Hazing Prevention Week is observed on campuses and within organizations and includes a variety of activities including: brown bag discussions among faculty, movie showings, training for organizational and team leaders and the signing of anti-hazing pledges. Some programs plan activities for the entire week while others plan one or two meaningful events.
The goal of National Hazing Prevention Week is to prevent hazing from happening by educating parents, faculty, students, community members, police and others so they can more easily recognize hazing - and most importantly, so that they have the skills to intervene when hazing does occur.
As the national online community dedicated to advancing primary prevention of sexual violence and intimate partner violence, PreventConnect hosts a series of popular web conferences. These web conferences are lively discussions where participants engage with guests to explore a wide range of prevention topics.
The theme for the web conference series in 2010 will be Changing Norms to Prevent Sexual Violenceand Intimate Partner Violence. PreventConnect's key partner, Prevention Institute, will lead the web conferences to explore specific strategies to change the norms that contribute to sexual violence, intimate partner violence and teen dating violence. Each web conference will investigate one of the five norms identified by Prevention Institute as contributing to violence against women.
On April 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in coordination with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will present a Web Forum discussion with Anne Ream on best practices for raising awareness for survivors of child abuse and neglect. Ms. Ream is the founder of The Voices and Faces Project, a national documentary initiative to bring the testimony of sexual violence survivors to the attention of the public. She is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer for Girl360.net, an empowerment project for tween girls; and a founding co-chair of CounterQuo, a national initiative to change legal and media responses to violence against women. Additionally, Ms. Ream serves on the advisory board of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and is a former co-chair of the Leadership Committee for Chicago’s Rape Victim Advocates.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Ream and return on April 7 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
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