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With a dual mission to serve those impacted by violence AND to bring an end to violence, programs are amplifying prevention. This page includes resources and tools for staff in any position at programs that are furthering the prevention of violence in their communities.

New Staff

One in the Movement chapter – One In The Movement is a TCFV publication designed specifically for those who are new to domestic violence work. Check out the chapter dedicated to prevention.

One in the Movement online module – Sign up for self-paced modules and earn credit. TCFV’s One In The Movement training website includes prevention and other modules that anyone new to the movement wouldn’t dream of skipping.

Prevent Connect – The Go-To online resource for primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence. They offer podcasts, a newsletter and a very active email listserv. When we say ‘very’, we mean VERY.

Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education – This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across the lifespan. Search it to find everything current for the prevention classroom–from curricula and lesson plans to videos, games, guides, and posters.

Spectrum of Prevention – Developed by established workers in the field of prevention, this graphic illustrates the multi-faceted approaches that are necessary for real norms change. It has fueled the development of other programs and articles.

TCFV-adapted Prevention Spectrum

Poised for Prevention – This publication is a collaboration among some of the brightest minds in the field of intimate partner prevention.

Best practices for Prevention – This publication would be required reading in any class on prevention in Texas; it offers clear guidance on implementing primary prevention theory.

Tenured Staff

TAASA’s Strategy Selection Workbook – The workbook details a process for deciding which curricula, campaign or activity is based in primary prevention.

The Community Tool Box – This global resource offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change. And it’s FREE!

Digital Storytelling – This warehouse of resources offers instruction on the wonderful tool of digital storytelling.

Vuvox – A free online resource that makes your voice visual by providing ways to incorporate photos, videos and slides in an interesting storytelling flow.

Prevention program planning and evaluation Need help charting out a logic model and evaluation plan? This resource is for you.

Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) – Learn about youth participatory evaluation (YPE), an approach that engages young people in evaluating the programs, organizations and systems designed to serve them.

EDs & Development

Below are resources and guidance for leadership responsible for securing funds and implementing prevention programming.

The Encyclopedia for Implementing Prevention Programming – This complete collection of resources covers everything from assessing an organization’s readiness to launch into primary prevention to the sustainability of efforts.

Guidance for Training Programs – Program directors find this useful for designing trainings while development staff can use the information to craft honest deliverables that are primary prevention focused.

Planning for Prevention Charting a course for an organization’s success is no easy task. This guide helps anyone from leadership to prevention educators build a logic model that ensures success.

Developing an Organization’s Social Media Policy – This clear, concise guide will help an organization take steps to develop a social media policy, and covers everything from administering web pages to responding to comments.

Current Research – The Center for Disease Control’s Violence Prevention Institute has a plethora of data useful to support needs assessments as well as identify applicable best practices.

Prevention Webinars

Expanded Support for DV Prevention: The Lessons Learned – Five programs received support for their prevention programming through the Health and Human Service Commission’s Exceptional Item Funding. The projects, situated in both urban and rural communities, developed a wide range of activities–everything from building a community coalition from the ground up in a remote county to embedding a prevention worker at a high school. This webinar will feature the experiences they’ve gained and offer some perspectives to other domestic violence agencies seeking to deepen their own prevention programming.

Prevention Theory Fundamentals – Successful prevention efforts are reflective of sound theory. Fortunately, the field of primary prevention contains ample theoretical frameworks. Please join Julie Bassett, a Prevention Specialist at SafeHaven of Tarrant County, for a webinar. Whether you are new to the field of prevention; manage and supervise prevention workers; or work to secure funding support for your agency’s prevention efforts, this webinar will cover theoretical frameworks that will move your prevention work forward.

Young Hearts Matter, A Texas Resource for Teen Dating Violence Prevention – Each February TCFV recognizes National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month as Young Hearts Matter. This webinar will walk participants through the updated Young Hearts Matter toolkit which includes resources, activities, and a social media campaign to promote prevention messaging yearround. Participants will also learn highlights of some of the great prevention programming happening in communities across Texas during last year’s TDVAPM.

Trending: Social Media Strategies to Engage Young People – Young people use social media in their daily lives to connect to peers, romantic partners, brands, and culture. For many adults working with young people, social media is a missed opportunity for connection. Learn from one dating violence prevention program who uses social media to connect with young people and bolster the impact of their in-person work. Presenters from The Family Place Be Project will cover fundamental social media knowledge as well as strategies for developing content with youth audiences in mind.