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  • 22 Jul 2015 2:06 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Not Just Pictures is a documentary film about a very dark subject: the production and distribution of child sexual abuse images on the internet. Most people would rather not even know this kind of evil exists, much less talk about it. However, the silence and secrecy surrounding this crime has allowed it to grow to unimaginable proportions. And that’s dangerous for every community around the globe, since sex trafficking and child sexual abuse happens everywhere.

    We've spent more than a year filming across North America to capture interviews with experts in the field, as well as survivors and parents of survivors and victims of internet child sexual exploitation.

    Your financial support will make it possible for us to finish Not Just Pictures to raise awareness of internet child sexual abuse. The film covers the topics of sex trafficking, sextortion, sexting and sex tourism, among others. 

    We are so sure we will get the support we need that we have scheduled the film’s premiere for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Seabrook Auditorium, on the campus of Fayetteville State University

  • 15 Jul 2015 9:49 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    MECP invites you to participate in our case study webinar event, "Human Trafficking in America's Schools." This interactive webinar will connect participants directly with the experts to explore and respond to a real-life scenario on human trafficking in schools. This case study expands upon March's webinar entitled, The Role of School Resource Officers in Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Participants are encouraged to review March's webinar recording prior to participating in next week's event.

    Participants will:

    1. Examine a real-life vignette on human trafficking in schools
    2. Identify best practices in resolving issues presented in the scenario
    3. Identify tools and techniques that participants can apply to their own jurisdictions

    Participants are encouraged to read the case example prior to participating in the upcoming event, think about their agency's potential response to the issue, identify available tools and local resources and be prepared to discuss with presenters.  

    To register for this webinar, select the title below:

    Human Trafficking in America's Schools 

    July 22, 2015

    2:00-3:00 pm Eastern 

  • 24 Jun 2015 9:49 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Prevent Child Abuse America is sponsoring the mini-track on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, CA September 2-4, 2015. James Hmurovich, President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America describes the importance  of this track consisting of three workshops.

    In this podcast, Joan Tabachnick describes the workshop she will present with Cordelia Andersonon The Pillars of Prevention, a call to action for public policy. Jetta Bernier,  Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Massachusetts and the Enough Abuse Campaign describes what she will present in a workshop with Sarah Vidrine fromPrevent Child Abuse North Carolinaon state level advocacy and leadership for child sexual abuse prevention. 

    The final workshop has Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, Vice President for Programs and Research at Prevent Child Abuse America and author of The Sex-Wise Parent describing the role of human sexuality education in child sexual violence prevention.

    Click here to register to attend the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference.

  • 04 Jun 2015 1:42 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is excited to announce our xCHANGE Forum summer series! Join us and guest moderators Dr. Carolyn West and Kalimah Johnson for a live online discussion June 10th (1-3 p.m. ET, noon-2 p.m. CT, 11a.m.-1p.m. MT, 10a.m.-noon PT) as we discuss sexual violence in the lives of African American women.

    The xCHANGE forum is an opportunity to explore new research, best practices, and exchange information with researchers, advocates, and educators, to create broader social change.

    Take a look at our flyer for each month’s topic and ways to participate. We hope you’ll join us!

  • 20 May 2015 11:22 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Congratulations to PreventConnect’s David Lee selected for prestigious NoVo Foundation Program. May 19, 2015. 

    Adapted summary: PreventConnect’s David Lee was named by the NoVo Foundation as one of 20 new leaders selected to join its groundbreaking Move to End Violence program, a 10-year program to strengthen leaders and organizations, and build a breakthrough movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. Leaders selected begin their work together with a group of extraordinary peers in an intensive, two-year capacity building program that includes: time and space to explore critical movement questions, transformative leadership development and organizational development, social change skills and liberatory practices.

  • 24 Apr 2015 11:17 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Web Conference

    From Foundations to the Future: 

    A prevention approach to sexual and domestic violence


    Thursday May 7, 2015

    11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time

    (2pm-3:30pm Eastern)

    Interested in preventing sexual and domestic violence in your community? Want to engage in a discussion about the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence and understand how to effectively address these root causes? Join us for this introductory web conference reviewing the fundamentals of a public health approach to preventing violence. Highlighting promising, innovative practices, they will discuss how to use the Spectrum of Prevention to create comprehensive strategies.  This web conference will also focus on five norms that make sexual and domestic violence more likely to occur and share strategies to effectively shift norms and prevent violence.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the elements of a public health approach to preventing sexual and domestic violence.
    • Articulate the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and provide examples of effective primary prevention strategies.
    • Engage in a candid discussion about how to shift five identified norms that contribute to sexual and domestic violence.

    Cost: Free


    Hosts: Ashley Maier, PreventConnect and CALCASA

    Facilitators: Annie Lyles, Program Manager Prevention Institute and Tanya Rovira-Osterwalder, Program Manager Prevention Institute

  • 01 Apr 2015 10:32 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    April is a very important month for all of us!

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national campaign facilitated annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and observed nationwide.

    Learn more about Sexual Assault Prevention Month! Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2015 Resources

    April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families and lead by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Learn more about National Child Abuse Prevention Month! 

  • 26 Mar 2015 9:32 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    If you missed it, on March 18th PreventConnect supported by Ms Foundation for Women hosted a #PowerInPrevention webinar featuring Prevention Coalition members Karen Baker, Cordelia Anderson and Joan Tabachnick discussing the Coalition's latest document the Six Pillars of Prevention! Check out the transcript and recording online
  • 03 Mar 2015 10:31 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Web Conference

    Pillars of Policy for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention:

    A Discussion 


    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 

     11 am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time

    It could be argued that critical conversations are the mechanism in which tangible social change can occur. The art of sharing, arguing, or deconstructing theoretical concepts, until they become more malleable for practice, is not easy, but moves us in the field of child sexual abuse prevention to the places we want to go. As an example, the Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation has released the Six Pillars of Prevention to build a dialogue around the creation of a comprehensive policy agenda to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action. In this web conference, participants will learn how policy matters in prevention work, and what tools they can use to bridge the theory of action with the practice of action.

    This web conference is a part of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women's third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.

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