The TCFV Prevention Center serves to amplify prevention and bring an end to violence. This page includes resources and tools for staff in any position to further the prevention of violence in their communities.
TCFV’s prevention team is available to support your program with targeted technical assistance, resources and tools your program needs to make your programming fly.
Resources for Prevention workers and program leadership
One in the Movement – Prevention 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.
Teaching to Transform: Curricula Database | This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across lifespans. Search 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 to change norms. It has fueled the development of other programs and articles.
TCFV Prevention Spectrum | A spectrum adpated by TCFV.
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.
The Community Tool Box | This global resource offers over 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change for FREE!
Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation | Need help charting out an 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.
Facts and Statistics about Teen Dating Abuse | One in three teens report knowing a friend who has been hit, punched, kicked, choked or physically hurt by their partner. And for one in five teen girls, dating abuse will be the strongest memory of high school.
Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools | All Texas high schools are required to have a Teen Dating Abuse policy. Learn how to establish and implement a policy that meets state standards.
A School Policy to Increase Student Safety: Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Teen Dating Violence Through Improved School Climate | This toolkit is unique because it offers schools national best practices and guidelines for early intervention and crisis response.
Clinical Guidelines for Responding to Adolescent Dating Abuse | School health professionals have a transformative role. A health care provider can help prevent, identify and address relationship abuse.
Gender Doesn’t Limit You! | This research-based curriculum for the early grades (Pre-K to 3rd) guides children to peaceful relating, acceptance of differences and gender equality.
Planning for Prevention | Ensuring an organization’s success is difficult. This guide helps everyone from leadership to prevention educators build a logic model that ensures success.
Developing an Organization’s Social Media Policy | This clear, concise guide helps an organization develop a social media policy, covering 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 and identify best practices.
Resources for allied communities
Engaging Men and Boys
Men and boys are central to the prevention of violence against women and girls. Their commitment to never condone or perpetrate gender-based violence is transformative. This page offers inspiring resources and case studies of men working to end violence.
- Parent Further | This website helps parents identify the small steps they can take every day to help their children have a successful future.
- Men Stopping Violence | MSV works to dismantle belief systems, social structures and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. This site includes an array of articles and perspectives to contradict oppressive social norms.
- National Compadres Network | This network incorporates Latino cultural protective factors to engage men in addressing many social issues, including violence against women.
- Instituto Promundo | Promundo’s mission is to promote caring, nonviolent and equitable masculinities and gender relations in Brazil and internationally. It conducts research to build the knowledge base on masculinities and gender equality. Other research includes developing, evaluating and scaling up gender transformative interventions and policies and carrying out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and social justice.
- Men Care | Men Care is a global fatherhood campaign that promotes men as fathers and caregivers to prevent gender-based violence. It provides materials, policy recommendations and research. Check out their film from Promundo MenCare Brazil Film.
- Coaching Boys into Men | CBIM is a free evidence-based curriculum that builds on the coach/athlete relationship and helps coaches talk to athletes about gender respect. For support on implementing the program in your home community in Texas, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paul Kivel | Paul Kivel is an author, activist and educator with many years of experience working with men and boys to end violence. His site offers resources, insights and creative exercises.
- Minimizing the Damage – Male Accountability in Stopping Men’s Violence Against Women | This article by Ben Atherton explores how men can maintain accountability to women. “I believe it is my gender’s responsibility to step up and confront the violence that our gender perpetrates.”
The TCFV prevention team is happy to support prevention initiatives across the state with a selection of webinars.
Find our current webinars here.
Meet the Plural | How 13 to 21 Year-Olds Connect
Young people, aged 14-21, represent one of the most diverse generations and are referred to as ‘plurals’ rather than millennials. This webinar features Jairo Portillo Llort, a marketing strategist, who reviews the ways teens use social media.
Wellness as a Prevention Strategy | Tools for Self-Care & Wellness for Prevention Workers
Domestic violence programs understand the important role that wellness efforts play in their support of advocacy staff. This webinar reviews wellness strategies for prevention workers whose jobs are fundamentally different from advocacy staff.
Supporting Youth Survivors | Challenging Adultism in Clinical Interventions
When working with a young person who has experienced relationship violence, we consider the additional barriers minors face in accessing services such as shelter, counseling and protective orders. We may be overlooking barriers present within our own therapeutic interventions and agency practices with youth clients. Join us for an interactive webinar developed to help agency staff reflect on how best to support youth survivors. Participants will have an opportunity to assess agency and counselor readiness for providing services to youth survivors. They will also be able to consider strategies to counter the impact adultism can have on therapeutic relationships between adults and youth.
Supporting Youth Leadership and Creativity | Adolescent Brain Development for Prevention Workers
Young people’s curiosity, creativity and passion are by design. Their brains are developmentally geared toward problem-solving and experimentation. They are poised to lead prevention efforts in their communities given the right support. This webinar features information on brain development relevant to prevention workers and community educators engaged with youth of various ages. María Limón, TCFV’s prevention coordinator, will focus on strategies that prevention workers can employ to heighten teens’ strengths and support their leadership and learning.
We’re in this Together | Folding Prevention into our Advocacy
Our movement envisions a world where no one would dream of humiliating, hurting, dominating or controlling the person they love. Prevention is at the heart of our work. From children’s advocates to development staff, we can all promote prevention messaging. Cross-team collaborations bolster our program’s prevention and community education work. Tyreena Heck and María Limón, TCFV’s prevention coordinators, will present prevention strategies that can be employed throughout your agency.
Prevention Intensive equips prevention workers, managers and community educators with foundational prevention theory along with skills for facilitating prevention education sessions. TCFV’s prevention team builds a learning environment where participants celebrate successes and strategize around shared challenges. For more information, email the Prevention Team at Prevention@tcfv.org.
A Statewide Community of Practice: The Prevention Coaching Group is a collection of prevention workers who receive targeted training and support. Members gather in Austin twice a year for spring and fall trainings to share resources, solve problems and develop skills they can immediately use. The only cost for participating agencies is staff time. For more information, email the Prevention Team at Prevention@tcfv.org.
The Training Lab provides ten prevention educators a tailored three-day workshop in Austin followed by consultation and training to be held in the prevention educator’s own community. It provides prevention educators focused training to increase the effectiveness of their facilitation of prevention messaging, curricula and other aspects of prevention work as identified by prevention around the state. For more information please contact the Prevention Team at Prevention@tcfv.org.