A few weeks ago, I was at a local store.  As I made my way to the checkout counter, I struck up a conversation with the young girl working there.  She informed me that she had just graduated high school.  When I asked her if she planned to attend college, she proudly stated that she would be going into the military this fall.  I found it interestin

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When I was little, the phrase, “mommy is tired” was one that my mom would occasionally use to signal that she needed some space.  Although not a mom, I have embraced the phrase when I need space from this work.   With all of the recent hullabaloo about the existence (or not, depending on who you talk to) of

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This week we have a guest preventionista! Liz Zadnik shares her perspectives on the recently released article, A Systematic Qualitative Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Violence Perpetration (Trauma, Violence, & Abuse December 2012).

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While at a community event recently, I was asked what I do for a living.  I have a love/hate relationship with this question.  On one hand, I’m typically happy to tell people that I work to prevent sexual violence.  But sometimes, I just don’t want to open that can of worms.  But I decided to delve into my spiel about prevention, and menti

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There’s nothing I love hearing about more than programs that think outside the box. And when we look at it in terms of the social ecological model (SEM), we could use the phrase “thinking outside of the sphere”.  So, what do I mean by this? 

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time getting out of my usual post-holiday slump.  New Year’s Day found me on the couch, channel surfing as I could not bring myself to do much else.  I decided to binge-watch a television show (I’ve been informed that this is what people do now – sitting down for hours at a time, watching multiple seasons of a TV show, so I decided to give it a try).  I’ve had many friends recommend th

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Ah, spring.  The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and I am finding many more reasons to be outside at this time of year.   In fact, this past weekend found me spending a lovely day with friends in Brooklyn.  The weather was perfect as we mingled with people at an outdoor food festival. 

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“If you want peace, work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI

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Picture this: A high school party, lots of alcohol, star football players, and a young, unconscious girl.  A recipe for disaster, some might say.  

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