The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.
Center of Excellence in Primary PreventionThe Alliance is proud to be designated by the NY State Department of Health as a Center of Excellence in Primary Prevention. In this role, the Alliance supports prevention education programs being implemented in NYC schools and community-based organizations, assists community mobilization initiatives to promote healthy social norms that are protective against sexual violence, and works to strengthen NY State’s leadership in primary prevention of sexual violence.
New York State Technical Needs Assessment Survey
Last summer when we conducted the New York State technical assistance needs assessment survey, several Rape Crisis Programs (RCPs) acknowledged the expertise of other programs. They expressed the desire to connect and strategize with peer RCPs on prevention related questions and challenges. In recognition of this request for a peer-to-peer strategizing opportunity, the Alliance is introducing this web-based platform with a visual map of various prevention approaches and a program chart by county with information on approaches utilized during FY 12-13. With this tool, programs can identify which prevention strategies are utilized statewide, connect with organizations using similar approaches, and seek advice or learn more about effective primary prevention approaches.
View the program chart by county here. To contact programs directly, please visit NYSCASA’s web link: www.nyscasa.org/responding/crisiscenters.
This issue (our third annual!) features an in-depth conversation with two evaluation experts on the theme of Measuring Prevention Impact and provides readers with a list of resources, including an e-learning tool to help programs design their evaluation measures. We also update our map of primary prevention approaches across the state.
You can read the 2011 Center of Excellence newsletter by downloading it here.
Primary Prevention Webinars
The Alliance’s primary prevention webinars highlight the innovative and promising practices of Rape Crisis Programs and anti-violence organizations: Webinars are an effective tool for sharing stories of progress and lessons learned, and for identifying new opportunities to strengthen our primary prevention efforts.
Highlighting primary prevention resources and reports, from around the country and around the world. Read more
Follow the Alliance blog to read about efforts to mobilize communities and change social norms. The Alliance strives to create a space to normalize conversation about sexual violence, healthy relationships and social justice. Read it here
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