The Business of Preventing Violence in a Violent World

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The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 women will be the victim of a form of violence in her lifetime. Many of these victims will suffer multiple forms of violence which leaves lasting scars and damage often resulting in death. These alarming rates of violence against women have spawned numerous international programs that focus on violence prevention. However with limited resources and a multidisciplinary approach, much conflict exists in the business of violence prevention.
This interactive workshop is based on the real experiences of providing sexual violence prevention for under-served communities over a period of 7 years on a community, state and national level. Facilitator will focus on lessons learned as participants are guided through a series of experiential learning activities and offer insight into methods that could reduce covert violence within groups and organizations that work toward ending violence against women.

Keywords: Violence Prevention, Community, Organizing, Sexual Violence, Violence against Women, Underserved Communities
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Kimber Nicoletti

Director of Outreach, CARe: Communities Against Rape Initiative
Youth Development/Agricultural Education Department, Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Kimber Nicoletti MSW, a nationally recognized speaker and trainer, has served as an expert in developing sexual violence prevention for the Center for Disease Control and the International Forensic Nurses Association. Kimber works as the Director of Outreach for the CARe Initiative at Purdue University where she provides statewide sexual violence prevention education/outreach and technical assistance for underserved communities in the state of Indiana. Kimber currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Kimber’s experiences as a survivor of sexual violence and as a therapist working with victims provide her with insight into barriers and challenges in providing culturally-relevant sexual violence prevention services.

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