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How do I start?

How do I start? Program evaluation work is like cooking a dish from a recipe. As in all good recipes there are steps to follow, accompanied by a list of ingredients, and an image or photo of what the dish will look like in the end. As with all recipes, sometimes […]


Why evaluate a program? It is not easy knowing whether a program is working as planned, or if it needs improvements or adaptations. Like using a recipe to make a dish, we need to document what ingredients we will need and what steps we need to follow.  In program evaluation, documenting […]


Pledges The NO MÁS campaign is about our collective work to end domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s about challenging ourselves to say NO MÁS and to act in ways that demonstrate and promote love, respect and understanding. Take the pledge Together, we say NO MÁS violence and more: Awareness Modeling […]

Campaign materials

Campaign materials ​The NO MÁS campaign includes a variety of tools that open for use and distribution. We would love to hear how you use these campaign materials! Tag us on Twitter using the hashtag #WeSayNoMas and use our handle @WeSayNoMas! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) Check back each […]

Take action

Take action in your community You’ve developed language and now you and your children have come to understand your own world views; your views may differ from your children’s but you each respect each other and your opinions. Now the question becomes: How do we act in accordance with our values […]

Take action: Healthy relationships

Take action: Healthy relationships ​Here are some ideas for ways to take action to promote healthy relationships. As you learn more and talk more about healthy relationships, it may happen that youth or other adults will tell you that they are experiencing violence. Here are five questions that you can ask […]

Addressing confrontation

Addressing confrontation ​Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence. Teaching your children to control themselves when faced with confrontation will equip them with tools to build healthy relationships. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness […]

Understanding boundaries

Understanding boundaries Discussing the importance of boundaries with your children is one of the foundational steps to understanding limits and respect for oneself and others. Set limits Limits create structure and stability. For example, if your child wants to purchase a violent video game, you have the right and responsibility to […]

Healthy relationships

Healthy relationships Whether with friends, at work, in families, or in intimate relationships, healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, equality, separate identities, and good communication. Start talking While every family is different, characteristics of healthy family relationships include: Support, love, and caring for family members Security […]

Expressing sexuality

Expressing our sexuality ​Although having “the talk” can be daunting, it is vital that your children understand your values and that they have correct information. Talk about consent Consent is simple – it is an unambiguous “yes.” It’s possible to teach even young children about consent. Doing so not only reinforces […]