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  • 17 Jul 2012 4:19 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Read the independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky.
  • 29 Jun 2012 9:19 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Hosted by Cordelia Anderson, Preventing the Perpetration of Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2pmET (90 minutes). Register!


    If we are serious about ending child sexual abuse, then we need to pay attention to why there are so many adults, adolescents and even children who perpetrate acts of sexual abuse. In this web conference, two national experts, Joan Tabachnick and David Prescott, bring a wealth of information about what we know (and don't know) about those who sexually abuse. Through this brief web conference, we will explore the research available about the adults who have sexually offended as well as the sexually abusive adolescents and children with sexual behavior problems. The speakers will also explore how this information can be/has been useful to the development of prevention programs.
  • 28 Jun 2012 11:05 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    NEARI Press Webinars
"Introduction to Best Practices for Working with Youth Who Have Sexually Abused" with Steven Bengis will be held Wednesday June 27th from 2-3pmET. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/2lf47/register/3187791315630757120

    Excerpt: Please join us as we pilot test our first FREE online webinar with Dr. Bengis. 
  • 28 Jun 2012 11:04 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)


    Excerpt: Sentencing is scheduled for 90 days from now and Sandusky faces a possible 442 year sentence. Thank you for supporting our efforts to use this case as an opportunity to talk about the prevention of sexual violence. We continue to add resources to our website so please check back for new alerts. http://nsvrc.org/projects/child-sexual-assault-prevention/sandusky-case-resources-and-trial-packet

  • 06 Jun 2012 1:41 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Excerpt: Everyone has a role in preventing sexual violence. Every adult is in the position to protect children. It’s time to get involved. We can begin conversations with organizations working with children and youth about things they are doing to promote safety and how we can help. We can ask whether our church, synagogue, schools or local YMCA have policies in place to protect children. We can ask if staff and volunteers at these organizations are aware of these policies. And we can ask if everyone within the organization knows how to implement these policies on a day‐to‐day basis. Read More!
  • 18 May 2012 9:37 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Join co-hosts Cordelia Anderson & Joan Tabachnick in this second web conference series sponsored by Ms Foundation for Women with PreventConnect on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2pmET! Media plays a powerful role in the public and policy leaders understanding of the problem and of potential solutions. Studies related to the coverage of child sexual abuse and its prevention from both Berkley Media Studies Group and Frameworks Institute will be discussed along with the implications for prevention strategies. This session is a must see for anyone who is frustrated with the way the media portrays child sexual abuse and wants to know how we can do this differently. Register!

  • 15 May 2012 9:43 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Congratulations to Coalition Members PreventConnect & Ms. Foundation for Women!

    Check out this blog by Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick, co-hosts of the Ending Child Sexual Abuse (ECSA) Web Conference Series that PreventConnect is co-sponsoring with Ms. Foundation for Women. The first web conference focused on highlighting Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse within the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement. The three speakers, Gina Scaramella, Executive Director, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Donna Dunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Sally J. Laskey, Director Special Projects, National Sexual Violence Resource Center all agreed that ending child sexual abuse was essential to their own work to stopping sexual violence across the lifespan of women.
  • 26 Apr 2012 8:24 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Ms. Foundation for Women will be launching a national series of web conferences on Ending Child Sexual Abuse. This project is designed to foster an online community that brings together the wide range of people and organizations working to end child sexual abuse across the country.
    The specific goals of the web conference series are:
    (1) Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about child sexual abuse within the larger prevention community;
    (2) Build new communities who care deeply about this issue and engage them in the movement to end child sexual abuse; and
    (3) Increase the level of knowledge, resources, and strategic action aimed at ending child sexual abuse.
    Finally, we would like to thank our partners on this project including longtime CSA prevention leaders Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson, who will be hosting the series, and Prevent Connect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, who will be supporting the series through their online platform.

    For more information, visit http://www.ms.foundation.org 
  • 26 Apr 2012 8:20 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

    "This year’s theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed," said Kristen Houser, PCAR vice president of communications and development. "By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships."

    For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, call the National Sexual Violence Resource Center at (877) 739-3895 or email resources@nsvrc.org.
  • 13 Mar 2012 8:05 AM | Anonymous
    In Hip Hop artist Dessa Wander's op ed Free speech and hip-hop: When talk is cheap in the StarTribune on March 1, 2012, she responds to a reporter who asked, "Isn't it an exercise of artistic license and freedom of speech for rappers to call females 'bitches' and 'hoes?'" Her op ed gets at the heart of the Coalition’s efforts to counter the normalization of sexual harm and to work to create a healthier environment with norms supportive of healthy behaviors rather than abusive ones. This op ed may be useful in your prevention efforts to help answer some difficult questions about freedom of speech balanced with the need to change harmful social norms. At the end she points out that, “The question posed by my reporter friend becomes one of deliberate consumerism. If your conscience wouldn't let you say it, don't buy it. Leave your wallet in your pocket and keep your money off a mic you wouldn't put your mouth to.”

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