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.
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 TCFV Prevention team is happy to support Prevention works across the state with a selection of webinars on a variety of topics. Find our current webinars available 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 and 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 supports. This webinar features information on brain development relevant to prevention workers and community educators engaged with youth of various ages. María Limón, the TCFV 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. Primary prevention is at the heart of our work. From children’s advocates to development staff, we can all promote prevention messaging, and 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 agency-wide.
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. When we say ‘very’, we mean VERY.
Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education (Coming Soon…) – 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 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 more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change. And it’s FREE!
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.
Facts and Statistics about Teen Dating Abuse | One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, choked or physically hurt by their partner. And for one in five teen girls, the strongest memories of high school will be abuse suffered at the hands of a dating partner. Learn the facts here.
Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools | All high schools in Texas are required to have a Teen Dating Abuse policy. Read to learn about 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 policy toolkit is unique because it offers schools national best practices, as well as guidelines for early intervention and crisis response. It is written in a readable, accessible style.
Clinical Guidelines for Responding to Adolescent Dating Abuse | School health professionals have a transformative role. The adolescent health care provider can help prevent, identify and address adolescent relationship abuse. Read these guidelines from Futures Without Violence to learn how.
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.
Below are resources and guidance for leadership responsible for securing funds and implementing prevention programming.
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.
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 case studies of men working to end violence and resources for those working towards a safe and just world.
- 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. 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, non-violent and equitable masculinities and gender relations in Brazil and internationally by conducting research to build the knowledge base on masculinities and gender equality; 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 as a means to prevent gender based violence. It provides materials, policy recommendations and research in this area. Check out their film from Promundo MenCare Brazil Film
- Coaching Boys into Men | CBIM is an evidence based curriculum available for free 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 email@example.com.
- Paul Kivel | Paul Kivel is an author, activist and educator with many years of experience in 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 Prevention Intensive prepares prevention workers, managers, or 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.
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 to the participating agencies is staff time.
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 will provide 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.
Stay connected with the TCFV Prevention team and prevention workers from around Texas!
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Join the Prevention Educators of Texas Facebook group and connect with the team and educators from around Texas.