It takes each of us – individuals, schools, and community organizations to build a violence-free Texas. At TCFV, we’re committed to ensuring that our shared vision of a safe and healthy state becomes a reality. Our prevention team supports the efforts of local programs across the state and works to create an environment in Texas in which all can work collaboratively to stop domestic violence once and for all. We also offer resources, trainings, webinars and consultations to support prevention workers, teachers, school officials, young people and allied communities.
Join TCFV’s prevention team as we shape a world where no one would conceive of abusing or hurting anyone they love.
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TCFV’s prevention team is available to support your program with targeted technical assistance, resources, and the tools your program will need to make your prevention programming fly. The prevention team includes expertise in a variety of areas: program planning and evaluation; fundamental primary prevention theory and practice; curriculum building; parent engagement; arts programming for prevention; facilitation and community engagement; and engaging men and boys.
Technology is everywhere and it is important to understand how it may be misused within the context of intimate partner violence. This training will focus on various technologies with an emphasis on strategies to promote survivor’s safer use of social media, phones, and other modalities.
This training explores the dynamics of sexual violence within an intimate partner relationship. Participants will receive information on the variety of tactics used within intimate partner sexual assault, including reproductive and sexual coercion. Participants will also learn best practices on how to screen clients for sexual abuse during the intake process.
This training reviews core advocacy skills for assessing risks and safety planning. Participants will gain understanding of how to adapt their safety planning skills to meet the complexities of survivors’ lives.
This session explores the link between trauma and domestic violence as well as providing participants with tools for creating safer spaces that enhance the advocacy relationship.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the circumstances of family violence survivors and the choices they make about their relationships. This training encourages powerful conversation and brings to surface issues of safety, resources, personal choices, barriers, and a myriad of social service systems.
This training compels participants to move beyond traditional tertiary prevention efforts and instead move towards creating battering intervention and prevention programs rooted in a social change primary prevention framework.
This training explores a variety of methods to engage youth as leaders in preventing dating abuse. Participants will learn the methods of peer networking, bystander intervention, service learning, and other approaches to support teens to prevent violence while developing youth leadership and partnership.
This interactive workshop uses creative writing and art to engage youth and adults in the prevention of dating violence. Participants will explore activities that enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills.
This training can be done solely with youth allies or with youth allies and their youth together.
This training provides an overview of the dynamics of teen dating abuse and presents current best practices for prevention, including the use of multi-session education and comprehensive strategies to authentically engage youth. This training also focuses on methods, curricula, and tools that programs can use to deliver quality teen dating abuse prevention programming in their diverse communities.
This workshop addresses what facilitators can do to construct a physical and emotional space that fosters youth leadership. The facilitator will address both small group and classroom settings and will address some of the obstacles adult facilitators face, including assessing facilitator blind spots.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of teen dating abuse.
This training explores ways to communicate the untold stories of women and girls' contributions to the movement to end domestic, sexual, and dating violence and abuse—alongside ways to encourage women and girls' leadership locally. Participants will review examples of best practices for promoting and supporting women and girls' leadership and strategize ways to adapt those practices for use in their own communities.
This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.
This “train-the-trainers” session offers support to start a Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) initiative. Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a Coaches Leadership Program that partners with athletic coaches to help young male athletes practice respect towards themselves and others. In the process, young athletes become active bystanders that intervene when they see harassing and violent behavior towards women and girls.
This training explores the role of media in normalizing gender-based violence through music and film. Participants will examine contemporary media messaging and understand how to use media literacy as a tool to counter dominant narratives of violence.
This training introduces participants to examples of programs that use storytelling to shape their prevention strategies. Participants will learn the basics of Popular Education methodologies and how to use community members’ stories to develop prevention strategies rooted in lived experience.
This training leads participants through the process of working with their communities to prevent violence. Presenters will guide participants through the process of identifying potential partners in prevention, learn effective engagement strategies, and design an action plan for community involvement in prevention.
This session introduces the key elements and practices used in established protocols for handling disclosures of abuse. Participants will receive guidance in drafting individualized protocols that incorporate crisis intervention best practices while allowing them to focus on their prevention efforts. Lastly, and probably most importantly, participants will consider several strategies for maintaining their own wellness and preventing secondary trauma.
This coached session focuses on a holistic approach to program planning, setting an overall purpose, assessing program capacity, naming clear goals and benchmarks for success, and identifying evaluation methods.
This coached session incorporates a strengths-based approach to building program plans that allow for individual staff’s passion and interests. By the end of this session, participants will develop a solid three-month action plan designed to build towards the successful implementation of their program’s goals.
This training examines the need for long-term program planning along with program capacity assessments and utilizes interactive facilitation methods to introduce helpful planning and assessment tools.
This session will briefly cover the theory behind primary prevention and will focus on how to transform prevention efforts into impactful, long-term, community-driven efforts to prevent violence.
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