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Prevention is Now With PCASA

Prevention is Now With PCASA

By Deb Bonner
The podcast for Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault in Springfield, IL. Podcasts will cover key ideas in the prevention of sexual violence as well as contributing factors such as racism and oppression.
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Prevention Is Now - Bringing In The Bystander

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Prevention Is Now - Teen Digital Dating and Sexual Violence
Desk tops, laptops, tablets, smart phones – the entire world is at our fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While this kind of connectivity can have advantages- there a significant darks side too. Sexual abuse and harassment is on the rise.  With the average US teen spending 7 hour and 22 minutes online, they are not only at significant risk for Technology – Facilitated Sexual Violence (TFSV) but also in perpetrating in the form of Digital Dating Abuse To discuss this issue is Dr. Lauren Reed. Dr. Reed is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University with a PhD in Social Work and Developmental Psychology. Her primary focus is on teen dating and sexual abuse prevention using community-based and youth participatory methods paying particular attention to the role of social media and mobile phones in "digital dating abuse," and how media can be a context and tool for abuse. Topics covered include:  What kind of abuses – especially as they relate to sexual violence - are we seeing in the digital formats? Do boys and girls experience digital dating violence the same? What about LGBTQ+ teens? Are the traumas from digital dating and sexual abuse different than the trauma experienced in the physical world? Are there certain platforms that are more enabling of problematic behavior? What types of primary prevention are effective in stopping digital dating and sexual violence? Sources: thatsnotcool.com thrivingrelationshipslab.com
27:58
May 12, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Comprehensive Consent with Sarah Casper
Emerging evidence suggests consent education could be an effective form of primary sexual violence prevention.  However, when should that education start and what should it look like? To talk about consent education for younger children is Sarah Casper is our guest. Sarah is a consent educator and the founder of Comprehensive Consent - a brand devoted to helping parents give their children the foundational understanding of body boundaries and the practical consent skills that we all need to create healthy relationships with ourselves and with others, throughout their life. Sarah's work is informed by her education and experience in the fields of child psychology and social psychology, as well as her experience as an acroyoga practitioner. Topics Covered Include: · At what age should consent education should start? · How does consent education change based on the age of the child… or really does it change all that much? ·  Why do we need to teach consent before sexual activity begins? · What is a  social-emotional learning framework and how is that would be applied to consent education? · Can teaching children about their bodies and how to set their boundaries make them less "appealing" to predators? · What is "the deeper meaning of affirmative consent" What does that mean? · How is learning how to deal with rejection part of consent education? · Would consent education be considered empowerment-based?  Sources: Comprehensive Consent (website) Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
19:51
May 5, 2021
Prevention Is Now - The Issue of Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Dr. Rashmee Singh, an associate professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at Waterloo University in Ontario, Canada, shares her insights on the issue of sexual violence on college campuses that came  collaborative study with several of her colleagues that took an in-depth look at the issue at three Ontario Universities.  Topics covered include: The key findings of her study What types of sexual violence prevention programs work and what ones don't  Why do college and universities seem reticent to dedicate the time and resources needed to fully address the problem of sexual violence How effective of the mobile apps colleges are developing and using to reduce sexual violence What any effective sexual violence prevention plan for a college campus should include Sources: Rashmee Singh - Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo
28:20
April 21, 2021
Prevention Is Now - How Sexual Consent is Portrayed In Hollywood
Dr. Michele Meek joins Preventionist Deb Bonner to take a closer look at how the media portrays the idea of consent and sexuality. Dr. Meek is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department at Bridgewater State University. She has written numerous articles for publications such as  Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine,  The Good Men Project, and Salon.com. In 2018, Dr. Meek gave a TEDx talk Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction Topics covered include: What are some of the most harmful messages the media is sending about girls and women, and how are they being disguised? What is the "flaw" in affirmative consent? How is the idea of male consent addressed in the media and is that just as problematic How do we change the social norms the media is perpetuating? Sources: MicheleMeek.com Why we're confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction | Michele Meek | TEDxProvidence “What About Boys? Affirmative Consent in American Teen Films” “Promising Young Woman: A Modern-Day Take on Rape-Revenge”
36:37
April 7, 2021
Prevention Is Now - National Alliance To End Sexual Violence
Terri Poore, the Policy Director for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence joins PCASA preventionist Deb Bonner to discuss  what a national response to sexual violence prevention would look like and what legislation the NAESV is keeping an eye on. Topics covered include: Priorities for Addressing the Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors for the administration's first 100 days What changes to Title IX would the NAESV like to see in the roll back of the changes Betsy Devos' administration enacted What the NAESV feels are the most significant policy issues the military needs to address to eliminate Sexual Violence within their ranks. What is happening with the following legislation: Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency on Campus Sexual Violence Act (H.R. 3381) Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace Act or the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act (S. 1082/H.R. 2148) Sources: National Alliance To End Sexual Violence (Website) NAESV Facebook Page NAESV Twitter  NAESV Instagram Page NAESV LinkedIn Page
24:36
March 17, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Engaging Men In Sexual Violence Prevention
Merging evidence is sexual violence prevention increasingly points towards the need to involve men as allies. Sexual violence is widely recognized as a serious public health issue worldwide. It is also widely acknowledged that sexual violence is perpetrated primarily by men against women. So it would stand to reason that any successful primary prevention plan requires men as allies.  Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault Preventionist Deb Bonner speaks with Josue Arguelles, a trainer with A Call To Men about what that engagement would look like. Topics covered include: Why is engaging men as allies so crucial in the prevention of sexual violence What the "Man Box" is and how it prevent healthy masculinity How intersectionality contribute to the issues surrounding sexual violence and what can be done about it How adverse childhood experiences contribute to sexual violence perpetration The most essential skills a boy or young man needs to have in order to have healthy relationships and prevent sexual violence Resources: A Call To Men Website A Call To Men Facebook A Call To Men Instagram A Call To Men Twitter
20:05
March 3, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Make Your Move Missoula
Make Your Move! is an innovative campaign designed to engage men and women as allies to prevent sexual violence in the greater Missoula, MT area.  The program focuses on positive messaging, engaging bystanders and changing social norms. Preventionist Deb Bonner speaks with Brenna Merrill about Make your Move!  Topics covered include Why it was felt there was a need for this kind of program. How the bar workshops work. How the positive messaging works  within the program. The impact on the Missoula community since the program began. Sources: Make Your Move Missoula Make Your Move Missoula (Facebook page) Make Your Move Missoula (Instagram page)
24:14
February 17, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Start Strong
The Start Strong program out of Boston, MA is an internationally recognized high school peer leadership program that aims to prevent teen sexual and dating violence, as well as promote healthy relationships. It is highly innovative and really focuses on the promoting social norms and teaching skill section of the CDC’s in order to prevent sexual and teen dating violence. Start Strong works with high school kids covering a wide variety of topic including healthy relationships, deconstructing popular culture to determine appropriate social norms and encourage critical thinking, consent and communication. Preventionist Deb Bonner talks to Teakia Brown, Start Strong Program Manger, about how the program works and its successes. Sources: Start Strong The Halls (web series) Tools and Resources for Start Strong
15:56
February 3, 2021
Prevention Is Now - What is Title IX and What Is Its Future
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault Preventionist Deb Bonner speaks with Campus Organizer Faith Ferber from Know Your IX about Title IX and what a new administration may mean to the changes Betsy DeVos enacted. Topics covered include: What exactly is Title IX and who does it impact? What were some of the changes to Title IX that went into effect in 2020 and what the impact of those changes are What is the difference between affirmative consent and welcomeness and why does Know Your IX prefer the welcomeness standard What should be included in consent education Advocacy work Know Your IX is involved with How students can get involved with Know Your IX Sources Know Your IX website Know Your IX Facebook Know Your IX Instagram Know Your IX Twitter
22:51
January 20, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Sexual Violence and Prevention Basics with Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic
Preventionist Deb Bonner discusses exactly what sexual violence is and some of the best primary preventive practices with Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic. Dr Jeglic is a clinical psychologist and expert in sexual violence prevention. She is also a Professor of Psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. And if that isn’t enough Dr Jeglic is also the author of Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Sexual Abuse  and blogs for Psychology Today on sexual violence prevention. Topics Covered include: What constitutes sexual violence and abuse. What evidenced based prevention means and why is it so important that  evidence-based programs are used in sexual violence prevention efforts. How Bystander Intervention works particularly as it expands across the socio ecological model. How certain social negative social norms exacerbate the sexual violence problem and what to do about them. Creating safe spaces on campuses. Creating a culture of consent. Sources: Elizabeth L Jeglic PH.D. Psychology Today (blogs) Sexual Abuse
12:42
January 6, 2021
Prevention Is Now - Bringing In The Bystander
Preventionist Deb Bonner talks with Jane Stapleton of Soteria Solutions and the Prevention Innovations Research Center, and co-author of the Bringing In The Bystander (BITB) intervention program.  Topics covered include: What is bystander intervention. Why is getting bystanders to actively engage so important. What are some of the protective factors for sexual violence that is addressed in BITB. How BITB works and how it is implemented. How does BITB work in the online environment. How often is it recommended  colleges provide this training. If you are a central IL college that would like more information on BITB and bringing it to your campus, please contact Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault at prevention@prairiecasa.org Sources Soteria Solutions Prevention Innovations Research Center
36:20
December 11, 2020
Prevention Is Now - Social Norms Approach with Dr. Alan Berkowitz part 2
In part 2 of 2 parts, preventionist Deb Bonner discusses how the Social Norms Approach (SNA) works as a form of sexual violence prevention and how it works within the bystander intervention frame work with expert Dr. Alan Berkowitz. Discussion points include: What Bystander Intervention is and what are some of the obstacles to it How SNA works with bystander intervention How using fear to change social norms can make a situation worse What Science of the Positive is and how it can be used to prevent sexual violence Implementing an SNA prevention program. Sources: National Social Norms Center Dr. Alan Berkowitz
27:05
December 9, 2020
Prevention Is Now - Social Norms Approach with Dr. Alan Berkowitz part 1
In part 1 of 2 parts, preventionist Deb Bonner discusses how the Social Norms Approach (SNA) works as a form of sexual violence prevention and how it works within the bystander intervention frame work with expert Dr. Alan Berkowitz.    Discussion points include: What Bystander Intervention is and what are some of the obstacles to it How SNA works with bystander intervention How using fear to change social norms can make a situation worse What Science of the Positive is and how it can be used to prevent sexual violence Implementing an SNA prevention program. Sources: National Social Norms Center Dr Alan Berkowitz
24:29
November 25, 2020
Prevention Is Now - Coaching Boys Into Men
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) Preventionist Deb Bonner talks with Jesse Mahler with Futures without Violence about their Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) program to prevent domestic and sexual violence. Topics covered include how CBIM works and how it specifically addresses sexual and teen dating violence, the findings of the 2012 CDC evaluation of the program, and what institutions wishing to implement CBIM should know. The podcast also briefly touches on the companion program Athletes As Leaders Any High School in the 11 central Illinois counties PCASA serves wishing to bring CBIM to their school can contact Deb Bonner for more information or to schedule training at dbonner@prairiecasa.org
24:25
November 11, 2020