Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States, Published 2003

Back in 2003, Congress funded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a study to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences.

This report in summary:

  • Presents findings for the estimated incidence, prevalence, and costs of nonfatal and fatal IPV;
  • Identifies future research needs;
  • Highlights CDC’s research priorities for IPV prevention.

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The Cost of Crime to Society

In a report hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health titled “The Cost of Crime to Society: New Crime-Specific Estimates for Policy and Program Evaluation” by Kathryn E. McCollister, Michael T. French, and Hai Fang review crime-costing literature in the hopes of showing how prevention programs that directly or indirectly prevent crime can generate substantial economic benefits by reducing crime-related costs incurred by victims, communities, and the criminal justice system.

To read the study, click on the view resource button below!

Coaching Coaches: A Sexual Violence Prevention Education Website for Coaches

The University of North Caroline-Greensboro hosts a sexual violence prevention website for coaches called “Coaching Coaches”.

The training materials were specifically designed for high school coaches and athletic administrators to help prevent the use of sexually violent language in athletic settings. This course aims to teach coaches to move away from rather than teach athletes to become desensitized to an abusive dialogue to empower them to play harder.

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50 Obstacles to Leaving: Why Abuse Victims Stay

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has adapted Sarah M. Buel’s Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a. Why abuse Victims Stay to discuss the reasons for why people should not be quick to judge a victims’ decision to stay in a a damaging relationship.

These blog posts contain a link Buel’s article and elaborates on why asking a victims “Why don’t you just leave?” isn’t comforting or in the least bit reasonable.

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Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications

In the new era where technology has involved as an extension of our identity, it is difficult to assume that the same rules of freedom of expression apply considering the pervasiveness and ease in accessibility make it easy for all kinds of people to share what they want (or possibly don’t want) on the internet. This document created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting. It informs interventions related to sexting.

Read the document by clicking on the view resource button below!

PreventConnect E-learning is an extension of PreventConnect‘s work to grow and support a national community of practice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. The popularity of our web conferences, eLearning units, podcasts, email groups and other online offerings has shown us just how much you value both easily accessible learning tools as well as opportunities to interact with fellow prevention practitioners. This project uses the Moodle learning management system to create a central learning “hub” for prevention practitioners that offers the information and interaction you seek, accessible at your convenience. With this project, your learning isn’t confined to a particular day or time and you can discuss what you learn with prevention practitioners from anywhere.

Check back often for updates to Our latest updates include three new courses: Introduction to Sexual Health, Coalition Building and Turf Management, and Collaboration.  As part of the PreventConnect community, you are not only part of a dynamic and growing national community of practice, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a national community of learning.



Moving Forward: Next Steps in Compliance with the VAWA Amendments to Clery

This webinar presented by the Clery Center reviews the changes established March 2013 for schools to comply with in the following year on their Annual Security Report. The main agenda of this webinar is to clarify the new change of the Clery Act, what the Campus SaVE Act means under the Violence Against Women Act, and also suggest possible avenues of collaboration between schools to comply to the new changes.

To view the webinar, click on the view resource button below.

Podcast featuring OVW Grantee Adam Hall from UNC-W CARE

In this podcast featured on PreventConnect, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Adam Hall, shares his experience with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s CARE program from the 2015 NASPA Mental Health Conference.

The CARE program is University of North Carolina Wilmington’s resource center for students affected by violence, harassment or sexual assault.




Setting the Stage and Planning the Route: Investigating Campus Sexual Misconduct Complaints

This webinar presented by Green Dot examines how to be an effective investigator for campus sexual misconduct. It breaks down the kind of shape the mindset an investigator should take beginning an investigation on a campus sexual assault report.

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Dear Colleague Letter on Resource Distribution Equity

On October 21, 2014, the Office for Civil Rights through United States Department of Education released a Dear Colleague letter regarding how students have equal access to education resources. In conjunction to President Obama’s larger equity agenda and takes into account the ongoing efforts of states, schools districts, and schools to improve equity.

According to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all students––regardless of race, color, national origin, or zip code––deserve a high quality education that includes resources such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, technology and instructional materials, and safe school facilities.

Click on view resource below to read the letter.