All aspects of our work include five elements.
Research across disciplines guides all that we do.
Evaluation determines progress and course corrections.
Humility recognizes culture change can only be accomplished through collaboration.
Engagement includes and considers all people.
Hope motivates people to act, serving as the fundamental ingredient to lasting change.
We are driven beyond what is and obsessed with what is possible. Our work is focused on identifying common threads across social issues, including self-directed harm, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, bullying, and harassment. We create comprehensive models, paradigms, and frameworks that enhance intelligence and redirect actions to advance change.
Impact is urgent, we need to resonate now. We cannot wait for the perfect study to indicate the perfect program or strategy. To capture and share the most effective information, we partner with other organizations to learn from other disciplines, movements, and fields of inquiry. We adapt solutions and inform decisions so that our work speaks to the culture, capacity, and context of the communities we engage.
Given what is at stake, nothing is more imperative than constant questioning of our work. Why are we doing what we are doing? Are our approaches doing what they were intended? Always looking for missing ingredients, we teach others to scrutinize the status quo. We are examining and re-examining current methods to strengthen existing strategies, then refining our ideas into program designs, strategic recommendations, and dissemination techniques that activate culture change.
Giving tailored trainings and keynotes on fundamentals of prevention, community mobilization, bystander intervention, response vs. prevention, and other topics.
Working across sectors to assist organizations with strategic planning, method adaptations, and high-level program development or course corrections.
Providing schools and communities with programs and prevention strategies that address sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, bullying, and stalking.
We pursue organizational and individual partnerships with the spirit of humility and collaboration needed to change culture and create safe, equitable communities.