Green Dot’s Dorothy Edwards on Maximum Impact

In this statement written by Dorothy Edwards on key consideration for building a comprehensive prevention and education program, she discusses the important aspects of that make violence prevention programming and education impactful.

Click on the link below to read her one-page statement.

The 3-pronged approach to addressing sexual violence on college campuses

In our work, over the last decade and a half, with universities and colleges, advocates and survivors, CALCASA has identified a 3-pronged approach to addressing sexual violence on college campuses. This approach can lead to more effective policies, responses and procedures when sexual violence occurs and can create a shift in cultural norms on campus that can prevent sexual violence before it begins. Click below to read the 3-pronged approach.

Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety in Higher Education Settings

This document reviews the scope of campus violence, describes factors that cause and contribute to violence and lists recommendations that administrators, students, faculty, staff and community members can follow to review and improve their policies and strengthen their programs and services.

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Social Media for the Prevention of Violence Against Women: A student’s perspective

Social media is an increasingly important tool for sexual and domestic violence prevention work – and it changes every day.  In this podcast, Rogue Community College student Courtney Rasmussen discusses her research on social media for the prevention of violence against women, providing best practices. Learn about Courtney’s research findings and her perspective as a student in the podcast below.  Click here to read the paper she references in the podcast.

Sarah DeGue discusses the recent article “A Systematic Review of Primary Prevention Strategies for Sexual Violence Perpetration”

In this podcast, DeGue highlights how this report can support prevention practitioners, including considering evidence based and promising programs and using the 9 principles of effective prevention.

A summary of key findings from this article was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Student Voices: Engaging students in campus prevention efforts

In this podcast Fatima Avellán discusses her experience as a student organizer against sexual violence, sharing her tips for how to effectively engage students on campus.  Fatima, a new student at the School of Social Services at the University of Chicago, was a Project S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Program Assistant who co-organized campus peer-education and crisis intervention programs. Learn more about how to engage students by listening 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.




CDC Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created Social Media Toolkits designed to assist in the planning, development and implementation of social media activities providing critical information on lessons learned, best practices, clearance information and security requirements.

They have made different guides available online for different social media platforms. To read through the guides and their suggestions, click on the view resource button below.