MESA’s Prevention Team is now certified in Green Dot bystander intervention training facilitation!

As our name suggests, MESA is dedicated to ending sexual assault. This means that we are always looking to improve our prevention programming, staying current with the most effective strategies. In this spirit, Sophia and Amanda, MESA’s two prevention educators attended a 4-day bystander intervention training with Green Dot. etc. this month. Green Dot etc. […]

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Do You Know How to Talk Healthy Sexuality with Your Kids?

Parents from Centennial and Casey Middle Schools do now! Peers Building Justice, MESA’s collaborative program with SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) spent two hours with two groups of parents this April practicing the skills needed to have difficult conversations with teens and pre-teens. The goal of the workshop, designed by Colorado Youth Matter, is […]

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Dear Rape Culture Deniers

Within the last couple of months, anti-rape advocates and organizations have had to address a ludicrous and harmful declaration: that Rape Culture does not exist. RAINN rejected the fact that our society has created a culture that validates and justifies sexual violence while marginalizing and sometimes vilifying survivors for speaking out. Another so-called victim advocacy […]

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Peers Building Justice Youth Showcase

The youth participants of Peers Building Justice will be showcasing the work they’ve done throughout this school year. The high school students, called Campus Organizers, will share individual and group projects to raise awareness of and prevent sexual violence, relationship abuse, and the social injustices that contribute to a culture of violence. “Why do you […]

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Canine Classic

Register to Run (or Walk)! Canine Classic is a dog-friendly 5k run/walk for participants of all ages. (A canine companion is optional.) This is a professionally chip-timed event that can be used as a BolderBOULDER qualifying time. The 2014 event will again have the Canine Carnival, complete with live music from local rock band Last […]

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Neurobiology of trauma training for law enforcement

On March 19, 2014 MESA will be co-sponsoring a second free training for Law Enforcement on The neurobiology of trauma featuring speaker Dr. Janine D’Anniballe with Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Mental Health Partners, Longmont Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. When MESA asked Dr. Janine D’Anniballe why she was participating in this […]

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Training for Parents: Roots and Wings

MESA and SPAN are expanding their prevention efforts by offering a parent-child communication workshop called Roots and Wings/Raíces y Alas from Colorado Youth Matter. This two-hour workshop for parents of adolescents is designed to increase parents’ confidence to talk with their children about sex and sexuality and to help parents give their children solid foundations […]

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Join Men Standing Up

MESA’s Men Standing Up is a group committed to challenging social and cultural norms that reinforce violence against women and serving as positive role models of healthy, non-violent masculinity. We are looking for volunteers to join us in raising awareness about sexual assault prevention through community outreach and education! Training starts February 10. For more […]

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MESA sponsors free Neurobiology of Trauma Training for Law Enforcement

On February 6, 2014 MESA will be co-sponsoring a free training for Law Enforcement on The neurobiology of trauma featuring speaker Dr. Janine D’Anniballe with Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Mental Health Partners, Longmont Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. When MESA asked Dr.  Janine D’Anniballe why she was participating in this free training on […]

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Intersections

INTERSECTIONS: Coming Together to Better Serve Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities Intersections is a collaboration between Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), Boulder and Broomfield Counties’ rape crisis center, and Imagine!, the primary provider of developmental disability services in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The context of this work is situated in the epidemic levels of […]

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