PreventConnect is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence. Primary prevention refers to efforts to prevent abuse before it happens. The wealth of information on the website includes articles, newsletters, webinars, events, projects and so much more. It brings together wisdom from those who are working nationwide day-to-day to prevent sexual violence.
Registration is now open (see below) for web conferences in 2019:
Changing the Culture of Schools, Churches, and Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: Lessons Learned from the Just Beginnings Collaborative
Wednesday, January 9th – 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time
Adult Survivors as Movement Leaders: Lessons Learned from the Just Beginnings Collaborative
Wednesday, January 23 - 11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time
One of the featured speakers in the PreventConnect web conference January 9 will be Linda Crockett, director of Samaritan Safe Church/Safe Spaces. Linda was one of the keynote presenters at our 2014 Safe Church Conference. If you heard Linda then, you will know that she is not to be missed!
PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.
To achieve this goal, PreventConnect uses various forms of online media to connect people and ideas. PreventConnect explores issues and highlights efforts to:
- stop sexual assault and relationship violence before it starts,
- engage communities in preventing sexual assault and relationship violence, and
- build upon the strengths of the rape crisis and domestic violence movements, public health and other prevention efforts to create social change.
Let us know what you think. Did you attend the web conference or explore the resources offered by PreventConnect? What did you learn? How could this information assist in creating a safer church or community where you live? As always, feel free to contact Safe Church to share your ideas. Let's talk!
The views and information distributed through PreventConnect’s various activities do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Government, the CDC, or CALCASA. Nor do they necessarily represent CRC Safe Church Ministry.