Prevention-Palooza: NSAC 2014

It’s that time of year again…we are busy, busy, busy with preparations for the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) and the annual RPE Leadership Training.   Perhaps you’ve wondered where this preventionista has been hiding lately.  The answer would be under a pile of registration lists, meeting agendas, workshop proposals, and nametags.  But, I’m finally able dig my way to the surface and take a breath, long enough to let you know about all of the exciting prevention opportunities that await you in Pittsburgh!

This year’s prevention track will feature innovative program highlights and information sharing by preventionists doing amazing work at the national, state, and local levels.  Highlights include:

  • Thinking about evaluation beyond pre/post tests
  • Promoting positive development and healthy relationships for youth
  • Community organizing, engagement, and coalition building for sexual violence prevention
  • Prevention messaging
  • Authentic youth engagement in the prevention of sexual violence
  • Working collaboratively across the sexual violence and domestic violence silos
  • Addressing resistance to a public health approach to sexual violence prevention
  • Sexual health promotion as sexual violence prevention
  • LGBTQ communities and sexual violence prevention
  • Engaging adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • Culturally relevant evaluation of sexual violence prevention efforts
  • Building an organizational commitment to prevention
  • …and many more!

NSVRC and PCAR staff worked with a fantastic group of people from across the country to review over 70 proposals and help narrow down the list to include twenty workshops for the NSVRC-sponsored prevention track at this year’s conference.  I hope you can join us this year as we soak up the valuable information that will be shared by our fellow preventionists in these workshops.

Are you planning to attend NSAC?  If so, what workshops are you most looking forward to attending?