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Archive for July, 2012

Collective Impact for Sexual Violence Prevention

July 24th, 2012

Another short post here – but this links to a CALCASA post with great resources… some good stuff for considering prevention work in the socio-ecological model…

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Is there more? Thoughts on the Freeh Report…

July 23rd, 2012

Today we all read that Penn State will be fined $60-million (among other penalties) for their role in Sandusky’s crime spree. As I finished reading the Freeh Report last week – I was left wanting… the crimes Sandusky committed were not properly reported.  This is a crime.  And this violates the Clery Act. But what about [...]

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A re-post from Safercampus.org…

July 19th, 2012

This will be a short entry today… I thought it would be more helpful to simply direct you to an article from Safercampus.org – found here. As always, if you need to talk about anything in this report, if you have questions about these issues, if you or a friend could use a little support [...]

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Your silence is screaming – a blog post from NSVRC

July 13th, 2012

While the internet is currently full of posts and opinions about the Freeh Report, Penn State, and Sandusky himself – some blogs, articles and op-eds have stood out to me more than others. The following is a snippet from a blog on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (you can find the full post here): [...]

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The Freeh Report is available…

July 12th, 2012

The Freeh Report on the Penn State investigation (re: the Sandusky case) is now available – You can read what the New York Times has to say about the report here. Or the full report here. Certainly for some reading these articles and reports will be challenging, for others angering – for all of us [...]

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MVP – are you in?

July 10th, 2012

In late May/early June 2012, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) held a bystander intervention conference. Research tells us when bystanders choose to get involved – not just in the moment of an assault – but more generally in their day-to-day actions with their community (click here for more on the ‘levels’ of prevention and intervention) [...]

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(the) RISE (of) Social Media…

July 9th, 2012

We’re expanding our social media toolkit… if you’re reading this then you are aware of the newly created RISE blog!  We also have a Facebook page and will be expanding to Twitter soon – and who knows to where from there… In part this expansion into the digital frontier is an experiment – in part [...]

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A need for openness and disclosure…

July 9th, 2012

While the investigation at Penn State around Sandusky (his criminal behavior and the colleges response to the reported behaviors) is active – and conclusions should not be made prematurely – a report at CNN reads: “Joe Paterno’s apparent preference for handling scandalous issues internally, and what role that may have played in a potential cover-up [...]

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The latest from NCCASA

July 6th, 2012

First, if you live in North Carolina and care about ending and/or responding to sexual violence – you should know about the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). They just released the public version of the North Carolina Sexual Violence Prevention Plan as reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  You can download [...]

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Julia Bluhm, 14 yrs old, makes change happen!

July 6th, 2012

Read about Julia Bluhm and the online petition she launched at Change.org asking Seventeen to include one unaltered, Photoshop-free spread every issue. You can find the story: here. Have an idea for change?  Pissed about something and need to talk? RISE is here for you!

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