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Sex Ed: The Truth About Pornography

Sex Ed: The Truth About Pornography

January 5, 2021

In the 4th episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Jen Grove builds on the conversation in the second episode in our Sex Ed series, "Sex Ed: Teaching Porn Literacy," about the research on porn literacy and development of The Truth About Pornography curriculum. In this episode, Jen talks with Nicole Daley and Jess Alder, who facilitate the curriculum as part of the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission. Listen as they share their experiences working and collaborating with young people on this important topic. 

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

Designing Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence

Designing Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence

December 8, 2020

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED, or “situational prevention”) is an established criminological theory that has recently found a new life in sexual violence prevention. How can CPTED concepts be used to change the physical environment of an area to help prevent sexual violence? 

In this episode, we explore how a coalition in  Kansas City, Kansas is designing environments with the goal of preventing sexual assault. Listen as NSVRC’s Sally Laskey talks with Vanessa Crawford Aragon, Community Prevention Coordinator from the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and Dr. Natabhona Mabachi, an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, about their goals, partners, and how the project is evolving during COVID-19.

Want to learn more about creating protective environments? Listen to episode #10.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

Connecting Communities to Prevent Sexual Violence

Connecting Communities to Prevent Sexual Violence

November 24, 2020

In this episode, NSVRC’s Prevention Team talks about the importance of community connectedness. Community-level prevention work moves us beyond individual approaches – it’s about collective action, building partnerships, and creating access to resources to support community health. Listen as they discuss ways that communities are mobilizing to prevent violence.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

Sex Ed: Teaching Sexual Health During a Pandemic

Sex Ed: Teaching Sexual Health During a Pandemic

November 10, 2020

In the third episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Mo Lewis talks with Kari Kesler, one of the lead authors of the FLASH curriculum, about the ways FLASH focuses on sexual violence prevention, the important ways sexual health education can be adapted during this pandemic, and results from their recent evaluation. Listen as they discuss the connection between this classroom-based sexual health education curriculum and preventing sexual violence.

For more information and transcripts visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts. 

Sex Ed: Teaching Porn Literacy

Sex Ed: Teaching Porn Literacy

October 13, 2020

In the second episode of our Sex Ed series, NSVRC’s Jen Grove talks with Boston University School of Public Health professor Dr. Emily Rothman about what it means to be porn literate and how we can help young people think critically about what the research says about pornography. Listen as they discuss the connection between porn literacy and preventing sexual and dating violence. 

For show notes, transcripts, and more information visit www.nsvrc.org/podcasts

A Conversation with the Creators of Green Dot Community

A Conversation with the Creators of Green Dot Community

September 29, 2020

Back in Episode 2, we talked about Green Dot Community, a program that depends on the power of bystanders to prevent violence. In this episode, NSVRC’s Sally Laskey and Jennifer Benner dig deeper into everything the program offers in a conversation with Melissa Emmal of Alteristic, the organization that created Green Dot Community.

Sex Ed: Curricula, Critical thinking, and Using Technology to Teach Sexuality Education

Sex Ed: Curricula, Critical thinking, and Using Technology to Teach Sexuality Education

September 15, 2020

NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey talks with sexuality educator Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder about using technology and social media to teach healthy sexuality and why it's so critical for sex ed to be comprehensive and inclusive of gender identity, sexual orientation, and more. They also discuss Rights, Respect, Responsibility — the first-ever K-12 sex ed curriculum that fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards.

The Important Role of Community in ACEs Resilience

The Important Role of Community in ACEs Resilience

September 1, 2020

NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey talks with clinical psychologist and researcher Dr. Sabrina Liu about how community-level protective factors — conditions that may reduce the risk for sexual violence perpetration — can support youth resilience and health.

Using Plain Language to Talk about Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Harassment

Using Plain Language to Talk about Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Harassment

August 18, 2020

Louie, Megan, and Laura share all about NSVRC’s new online learning tool that explores how to use plain language to communicate more effectively about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Go behind-the-scenes to learn how and why the course was developed as well as key lessons learned from NSVRC’s messaging work.

3 Takeaways from SAAM 2020 on Accessibility, Change, and Vulnerability

3 Takeaways from SAAM 2020 on Accessibility, Change, and Vulnerability

August 4, 2020

Listen as Megan, Susan, and Mo discuss how this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month drastically changed due to COVID-19 and the broader takeaways we can all continue to apply to our prevention and outreach work. Topics covered: why all our work should be accessible, Black Lives Matter and its connection with sexual violence prevention, the importance of vulnerability in our work, and continuing the momentum of change in outreach strategies going forward. 

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