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Spring 2021: SAAM Reflections - Healing Our Communities is Prevention
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"By promoting and supporting resilience and healing, we allow ourselves and others to stay connected, to hold on to hope and to refuel the flame within our social justice hearts." - Patty Branco, Why is healing from collective trauma critical for our social justice efforts?

As we look back on Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence reflects on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's call to build safe online spaces that are free from harassment and abuse. As more of our time is spent in virtual spaces, we have seen how online communities can be a powerful tool to promote connectedness, activism, and healing justice

As Prentis Hemphill writes, “Healing justice is active intervention in which we transform the lived experience of Blackness in our world. And in order to actively intervene and transform the experience of Black life, on every level, our movements and our organizations have to understand and value the wisdom of healing justice.”

This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter features tools that highlight community building as a key strategy for prevention. It includes resources to promote connection and care by building communities that foster healing, resilience, and joy, both online and off.


LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF BLACK WOMEN

At our National Prevention Town Hall, Timike Boyd Jones, Program Specialist and Preventionist at the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Cecily Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Domestic Violence Network, highlighted their work to center the needs and experiences of Black women across the state of Indiana, offering key lessons learned and action steps.

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ADVANCING OUR COLLECTIVE LIBERATION

We continue to draw on key lessons and action steps from the National Prevention Town Hall. We invite you to join a community of change makers in exploring, growing and learning together!
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TA QUESTION OF THE MONTH

One year later: How can advocates leverage lessons from the grassroots pandemic responses to deepen our investment in community resilience?

Community care and mutual aid are powerful strategies to foster resilience and connectedness in the face of adversity. This month's Technical Assistance Question (TAQ) explores lessons learned from community building efforts during COVID-19.

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PREVENTION TOOL OF THE MONTH

The G Word

The G Word is an online storytelling platform designed to explore and break through the limits of gender expectations. The project encourages people to read/listen to other people's stories about gender-based discrimination and violence and share their own stories in order to connect, heal, and take bold action to challenge violence.

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AWARENESS HIGHLIGHTS

SAAM 2021: Uplifting Black Healing and Well-Being in Online Spaces

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project's latest blog post highlights the importance of building safe online spaces that promote healing, connection, and support for Black survivors.

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Trauma Informed Community Building: Lessons Learned from DELTA FOCUS

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Trauma-Informed Community Building

This DELTA FOCUS story explores lessons learned from coalitions in Delaware, North Carolina, and Indiana at the intersection of prevention and community healing. Their stories reflect the importance of building and leveraging trusting relationships when working in communities that have experienced trauma while amplifying the voice of the community to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.

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The quarterly PreventIPV eNewsletter highlights new additions to the PreventIPV website and features innovative prevention programs, events, publications, campaigns, funding opportunities, and other happenings of note in the prevention field. 

 
Copyright © 2021 IPV Prevention Council, All rights reserved.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number #90EV0428 to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


To learn more about the IPV Prevention Council and the PreventIPV project, click here.






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