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Technical Assistance

Each year, we help hundreds of prevention workers design and implement their prevention education programs.  Contact us ti schedule a call or consultation.

Training Events

TCFV’s Prevention Team hosts several in-person training events in Austin each year.  Learn more about our signature training events like Training Lab and Coaching Group below.

Consultations

Our Prevention Team travels around the state to provide customized assistance to prevention programs.  We’re also available by phone and virtually to help you problem solve.

Prevention Intensive Online Library

Coming soon!

Our Goal Is

Long-Term Social Change

Our Prevention Team engages youth with our Young Hearts Matter campign and works with community partners and leaders to empower LGBTQ+ communities and their allies.

Learn more about engaging youth.
Prevention Team’s

Signature
Training Events

Each year, the Prevention Team hosts prevention educators from around the state to participate in multi-day  training programs designed to equip new and experienced prevention workers will the skills and tools they need to succeed in their communities.

Prevention Intensive
For New Prevention Workers

The 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.

Coaching Group
For Experienced Prevention Workers

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.

Training Lab
For All Prevention Workers

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.

Webinars

The Prevention Team is happy to support prevention initiatives across the state with our selection of webinars below.

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. https://tx.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/1641u0022

Wellness as a Prevention Strategy | Tools for Self-Care u0026 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.rnrnu003cstrongu003eu003ca href=u0022https://tx.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/1650u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noopener noreferreru0022u003eView Webinaru003c/au003eu003c/strongu003e

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.rnrnu003cstrongu003eu003ca href=u0022https://tx.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/1647u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noopener noreferreru0022u003eView Webinaru003c/au003eu003c/strongu003e

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.rnrnu003cstrongu003eu003ca href=u0022https://tx.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/1646u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noopener noreferreru0022u003eView Webinaru003c/au003eu003c/strongu003e

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.

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Our Latest Podcast Episodes

Down the Rabbit Hole aims to deepen the conversation around violence prevention with a series of discussions on the root causes and consequences of violence. Join us each week as we go down a different rabbit hole to critically examine a topic and how it relates to gender-based violence.

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Prevention Workgroups and Collaborative Efforts

Monthly Calls

Join the Prevention team each month for community building and updates.

Outreach

We’re available for resource fairs, interviews, and community partnerships with other nonprofits statewide.

LGBTQ Stakeholders

TCFV works to create safe spaces through allyship and partnering with prevention advocates to end the violence for all community members.

Leadership Workshops and Engagement

From financial support to other resources, experts explore how to center prevention as a core aspect of development.

Coaching Group Class of 2022

“I loved Coaching Group!

Roy and the team are all shining exemplars of all that is fine and just in this world.  They are a blessing.  And if you don’t know, you better ask somebody.”

– Sammie Lou Jenkins Prevention Coordinator at The Family Place in Dallas, TX

Our Partners in Prevention

We are grateful for the support of our partners and allies in the movement to end the violence.