Prevention

Prevention Education

We believe that together, through programming and partnerships across the state, we can prevent sexual violence before it occurs.

What We Do:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to ALL NCCASA member organizations to help create or sustain your local sexual violence prevention program.
  • Coordinate the statewide Campus Consortium, so that all campuses in North Carolina can support each other in their sexual violence prevention work.
  • Work with partners to ensure the presence of sexual violence prevention programming in schools, on college campuses, and in marginalized communities.
  • Create tools and resources for the state based upon the most cutting edge research in the field.
  • Plan statewide sustainability efforts to help better connect people and communities across the state, and to ensure that sexual violence prevention remains a priority for all North Carolinians.
  • Host monthly calls for member agency staff doing prevention work for group technical assistance and mutual learning share. Calls are the 3rd Tuesday of each month, and require registration (link is in the monthly member mailing).

Resources:

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2021 Biennial Conference: Moving Beyond the Binary: Expanding the Narrative on Healthy Masculinity When Engaging Men and BoysAt A Call to Men we believe that heterosexism is the glue that holds the Man Box together and, as a result, we see homophobia and transphobia as critically damaging byproducts of the Man Box. We are deeply grateful as we learn from Queer, Trans, and non-binary folks as they …, , , , , , , , , ,
2021 Biennial Conference: Outreach and Prevention in a Digitally Connected WorldThis workshop will explore ways in which organizations can provide outreach, education, and prevention using traditional and digital marketing tools in new and innovative ways. We will explore the NCCASA “Let’s Talk About It” Campaign as a case study and an example that showcases how well thought out targeted messaging …, , , , , , , , , , ,
2021 Biennial Conference: The Other Side of the Same Coin: A Conversation About Those Who Cause HarmEmerging research about adults and adolescents who have committed a sexual offense has clearly shown the diversity of this group – differences in behaviors, in motivations, and in cognitive understanding. Similar to the nuanced remedies that survivors need, understanding the differences in those who commit sexual harm can help to …, , , , , , , ,
Building Sustainable Community Through CollaborationHuman trafficking is a crime that often involves other related forms of violence — sexual violence, child maltreatment, and partner violence. As human trafficking does not occur in isolation from these other forms of violence, an effective community response to human trafficking will involve multidisciplinary collaboration on both prevention and …, , , , ,
CDC Campus Sexual Violence Prevention (2016)This technical assistance document, Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention combines the findings from the Think Tank and Action Planning Meetings with the best available evidence on sexual violence prevention and reflects CDC’s current thinking about how to prevent sexual violence on college and university campuses. This information is …, , , , ,
COVID While Black: Action Planning Start-Up, , , , , , ,
Effectual Measurement for Courageous Social Change: Findings from a Human Trafficking Prevention Curriculum MatrixThis presentation will explain the process used to create the matrix, present the findings of the survey process, and provide recommendations for the future of human trafficking prevention curriculum development., , , ,
Emergent Spaces: Finding an AlternativeBrave space? Safe space? Both have strengths, and both can prove challenging at times. NCCASA’s Prevention Team is excited to share our newest resource – Emergent Space: Finding an Alternative., , ,
Essential Knowledge for Addressing CSEC in NC RolloutIn this 60 minute webinar we launch a three-part online training program in collaboration with Justice U: Essential Knowledge of Addressing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in North Carolina: Equipping Critical Roles and Professions with Skills to Prevent and Address CSEC. The intended audience is any North Carolina professional …, , , ,
Evaluation for Program SuccessThis webinar explores basic concepts used to evaluate community-based programs. We will cover why and how evaluation can be useful, different types of evaluation, and some ways to apply basic concepts to develop your evaluation plan, tailored to your own specific programs., ,
How to Choose a Human Trafficking CurriculumIn 2015, Session Law 2015-279 was passed by the NC General Legislature, mandating the inclusion of sex trafficking prevention education in reproductive health education in NC schools. However, human trafficking prevention curriculum vary widely in their quality, evidence base, topics, and approach. In this 90-minute training, attendees will learn how …, , , , , , ,
Human Trafficking Prevention 101: Avoiding Common TrapsAs violence preventionists, we are careful to make sure that we don’t cause harm while we are trying to prevent harm. In this 90-minute virtual training, attendees will learn how to avoid common missteps in violence prevention strategies and messaging., , , , , , ,
Human Trafficking Prevention Infographic, , ,
Human Trafficking Risk and Protective FactorsIn the media and common dialogue, people often talk about risk factors casually, based on beliefs and anecdotal information. In the field of public health, however, peer-reviewed research continues to identify known risk and protective factors and best practices for talking about safety in violence prevention. Sometimes this research confirms …, , , , , ,
Let’s Talk About It Facilitation GuideCompanion guide for facilitating discussions and social media awareness using NCCASA’s Let’s Talk About It Social Media Safety videos, available at nccasa.org/letstalkaboutit, , , , , , , ,
Logic Models 101: How to use Logic Models to Plan your Community-based ProgrammingThis webinar is the first in a series where we will explore different reasons for using logic models – why they are helpful, how they are organized and how to build and interpret them. We will learn the basics of the main building blocks of logic models : Inputs, Activities …, , , , , ,
Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse webinarChild sexual abuse (CSA) is a pandemic. Over 40-million child sexual abuse survivors are living in the U.S. Additionally, millions of harm-doers and bystanders, through their inaction, allow the abuse to occur in families. How can we address this pandemic in a way that centers the immediate survivors without discarding …, , , , , , ,
Meaningful Collaboration: Developing and Maintaining Your Task ForceThis 90 minute webinar will cover basic strategies and concepts for planning and developing a task force that is specific to prevention. We will discuss different types of task forces, and their possible ways of operating or roles in a community. Learn how to identify what stages of development you …, , , , ,
NCCASA Human Trafficking Prevention ToolkitHuman trafficking prevention has at times been framed primarily as a criminal justice priority or been siloed from other forms of violence prevention. As experts in sexual violence prevention, NCCASA recognizes sex trafficking as a form of sexual violence and the connection of sexual violence to all forms of human …, , , , , , , , , , ,
NCCASA Prevention Plan at a Glance, ,
NCCASA Task Force Logic Model and Evaluation Worksheet, , , , ,
Opening the Dialogue: Helping Youth Stay Safe OnlineWith children spending more time at home due to COVID-19, and summer upon us, our children may be spending more time online. There are a variety of approaches to keeping kids safe online, and no matter what strategy works best for the young people in your life, these considerations will …, , , , , , ,
Outreach, Awareness, and Prevention: What’s the Difference?If we want to evaluate our sexual violence programming for effectiveness, we have to be clear about: 1) Our goals and associated outcomes; 2) What strategies we hope to use to achieve those outcomes; and 3) Whether or not the strategies we are choosing are aligned with our desired outcomes. …, , , ,
Overview of Prevention CurriculumIn this 90-minute webinar, NCCASA’s Prevention Education Program Manager and Prevention Evaluator will provide an overview of some of the most commonly used sexual violence prevention curriculum, offering pros and cons to each, explaining the intended audience and use, topics covered, length of program, and other information local programs may …, , ,
Peer Sharing Call – Stalking ToolkitInstead of our typical monthly peer sharing call, on October 12th from 1-2pm NCCASA’s staff attorney, Skye David and Leah Poole will be hosting a Q and A about the toolkit. Please take your time reviewing the toolkit and come with any questions, comments, and recommendations on sexual violence and …, , ,
Pop Culture and Normalizing Consent w/ Young Adults Toolkit & WebinarIn this webinar, we are going to unpack “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You.” In line with this year’s SAAM theme, “I Ask”, our goal is to provide tools for you to use in your community …, , , , , , , , ,
Q&A with Aishah Shahidah SimmonsNCCASA was fortunate enough to end our 2020 SAAM with a screening of NO! The Rape Documentary. Post-screening, we had a Q&A with the film’s Director/Producer, Aishah Shahidah Simmons. In this Q&A, Aishah sheds light on numerous topics related to sexual violence, NO! The Rape Documentary, and her project Love …, , , ,
Reframing Human Trafficking Prevention: A Reframing Human Trafficking Prevention: A Public Health, Social-Ecological, Social Justice ApproachIn this presentation, attendees will receive an overview of the Human Trafficking Prevention Toolkit, learn strategies for incorporating elements of the toolkit into effective prevention strategies, and will learn more about the Reframing Human Trafficking Prevention training model., , , ,
Risk Factors for Experiencing Sex Trafficking – Teach2Reach, , , , , , ,
SAAM Live Advocate Interview: Consent in the Digital AgeJoin NCCASA in a live conversation around practicing consent in the digital age with Chris Croft, NCCASA Prevention Education Program Manager! As the world moved to a remote and virtual setting during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are entering a new and digital world where consent and boundaries are taking place …, , , , , , , ,
Sexual Violence Prevention Supplement to Safe DatesSupplemental resources, scenarios, and activities for Safe Dates prevention curriculum, , , ,
The Problem with Gender Essentialism in Anti-Sexual Violence Work: The Case of Walk a Mile in Her ShoesCreated in 2001, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes© has become an international phenomenon with walks now taking place worldwide with thousands of participants. The premise of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes© is that men walk in high heels as a show of support to end violence against women. …, , , , , ,
Trauma Informed Prevention Education WebinarIn this 90-minute webinar, attendees will learn to smooth out potential rough spots in prevention programming using the acronym SALVE as a self-check. Webinar will include a review of trauma-informed practices, the social ecological model, risk and protective factors for sexual violence, and how students’ identities and experiences shape their …, , , , , , , , , ,
Tri Ethnic Center Community Readiness AssessmentCommunity readiness is the degree to which a community is willing and prepared to take action on an issue. The Community Readiness Model was developed by researchers at the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research (Oetting, Donnermeyer, Plested, Edwards, Kelly, and Beauvais, 1995) to help communities be more successful in their …, , ,
Upstream, Same River? Rethinking the Bones of our System webinarWe can’t prevent violence without addressing this country’s history and how our systems emerged out of that history. Why do we see racial disparities (and other disparities among populations who’ve been marginalized from society) in every aspect of societal harm, to include health disparities, disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration, …, , , , , ,

 

Contact Chris Croft, Prevention Education Program Manager, at 919-871-1015 or chris@nccasa.org to find out more about the opportunities available for your agency and ways to get involved.