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Feb 20, 2020
(This web conference will only occur once. It will be recorded and archived.) Live Captioning will be provided during the webinar. March 26, 2020 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time 1:00-2:30pm Central Daylight Time 12:00-1:30pm Mountain Daylight Time 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Daylight Time NSVRC is pleased to offer this free webinar introducing preventionists to principles-focused evaluation (PFE), which identifies principles describing core values and behaviors used to foster successful prevention work. PFE complements outcome evaluation and supports decision making during prevention
Feb 19, 2020
Some of the greatest inventions have come from Black or African American culture and figures. It is an honor to share with you a few of the fabulous resources the NSVRC/PCAR Libraries have in their collections highlighting some of the most influential African Americans of our time. February is set aside as Black History Month, but it is my hope that we remember these leaders far beyond February and throughout the year. A Black Women’s History of the United States: Revisioning History by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s
Feb 10, 2020
It’s that time of year when pink and red hearts line the aisles of every shop in sight and the aroma of flowers fills the air. For most, that means a celebration of love, from long-stemmed roses to showering loved ones with candy and fine jewelry. While we hear about relationships beginning and being celebrated, we don’t usually hear about the ending.  In addition to Valentine's Day, February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month — a time to focus on how teens can foster healthier attitudes around dating. One skill we could all benefit from is working on is how to end
Feb 05, 2020
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This February marks the 10th year of TDVAM, and this year’s themes are “Outrage into Action,” and “#1Thing.” The Outrage into Action campaign calls for change and focuses on what young people can do to create change and raise awareness. The #1Thing campaign is designed to meet teens where they are by encouraging young people to learn one thing about teen dating violence and healthy relationships and share that knowledge with a friend.  Teen dating violence includes physical, emotional, sexual, or digital abuse in a current dating
Jan 31, 2020
By Rochelle Keyhan, Chief Executive Officer of Collective Liberty For most of us, human trafficking conjures images of young women being kidnapped by traffickers like in the movie Taken. While people are kidnapped and trafficked in this way, it is not even close to the most common forms of trafficking occurring on a daily basis. There are at least 25 types of human trafficking occuring in the United States, and most of them are hidden in plain sight, invisible if you’re looking for violent, Taken style exploitation. For example, the girls who met R. Kelly with stars in their eyes and
Jan 30, 2020
This month is the 16th annual National Stalking Awareness Month. The month of January is dedicated to raising awareness of stalking and understanding what we can do to recognize and combat this serious issue. We’ve compiled some helpful information and resources on what this month is all about. Let’s jump in! What is Stalking? Stalking is a form of harassment where a pattern of behaviors are directed at a specific person that causes them to feel scared and unsafe. Stalking behaviors can include unwanted contact (repeated calls, texts, or emails), physically following someone, sending unwanted
Jan 29, 2020
Do you have 10 minutes? My January has been full of so many 10-minute conversations in an attempt to figure out how to accomplish #allthethings I want to accomplish this year. Many of these conversations have been about how to measure stuff. I lucked out when Rose Hennessy, from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, gave me 10 minutes to talk about measuring bystander intervention. Lots of questions circled in our heads, but the following questions bubbled to the top: Are you measuring intentions or actual behaviors? Are you asking people if they ALWAYS intervene to stop abuse and
Jan 16, 2020
Many people may like to believe that modern-day slavery does not exist and that human beings have evolved to a place of true equity, but sadly this is not the case. The month of January highlights Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, which makes awareness of the issue increasingly important. The NSVRC/PCAR Libraries have a growing collection of materials dedicated to bringing awareness to trafficking in the United States. Below are just a few of these great resources.  Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now
Jan 07, 2020
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and we’re here to give you resources to help you stay informed and make a difference this month. What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is defined as the buying, selling, and/or transportation of a person for the purpose of exploiting them for sex or forced labor. Specifically, victims of sex trafficking are induced by force, fraud, or coercion into sex acts such as prostitution, pornography, or stripping.  Victims of Human Trafficking There is no “one size fits all” for what a victim of human trafficking looks like.
Dec 17, 2019
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 10 boys have experienced child sexual abuse at some point before they turned 18. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a serious and widespread problem; however, it can be prevented. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just sent a report on preventing child sexual abuse to Congress, which highlights how preventing childhood sexual abuse is a public health priority. It also explains CDC’s current efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, and it addresses the gaps that still exist in preventing child sexual abuse.