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Letters to an Engaged Bystander

This is an archive of the Letters to an Engaged Bystanders blog.


About our Guest Blogger:


Joan Tabachnick brings nearly 30 years of experience to her work in nonprofit and social change organizations. For the past 20 years she has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention with a special focus on preventing the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Her most recent work is an NSVRC publication Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention and she is in the process of creating an online course of the same name. She has been recognized as an expert through her publications in peer reviewed journals, award winning public service announcements and public information materials, invitations to participate on national expert panels and frequent requests for expert content advice with media outlets and film. 


Joan holds an MPPM from the Yale School of Organization and Management. Her unique background blends expertise in management, strategic planning, public dialogue, and social marketing. Over her career she has designed programs and products for children’s and women’s issues in local, regional, national and international settings. 


Her most recent and fun work included having the chance to meet Kevin Bacon and Kera Sedgewick, stars in the film The Woodsman.  

Listen to an interview with Joan.

Listen to clip of Joan on Oprah Radio with Dr. Laura Berman.


Enter the Blog

The opinions expressed by the Guest Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NSVRC is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bloggers.