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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prevention Team is happy to support prevention initiatives across the state with our selection of webinars below.
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.rnrnu003cstrongu003eu003ca href=u0022https://tx.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/1641u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noopener noreferreru0022u003eView Webinaru003c/au003eu003c/strongu003e
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
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
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
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.
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.Listen Now
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If you have an idea for a future webinar or would like to provide us with feedback, send us a message, and we’ll get back to you.
Prevention Workgroups and Collaborative Efforts
Join the Prevention team each month for community building and updates.
We’re available for resource fairs, interviews, and community partnerships with other nonprofits statewide.
TCFV works to create safe spaces through allyship and partnering with prevention advocates to end the violence for all community members.
From financial support to other resources, experts explore how to center prevention as a core aspect of development.
- New Prevention Staff
- Experienced Prevention Staff
- Teachers, Educators, and School Staff
- School Administration and Leadership
- Engaging Men and Boys
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.
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.
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: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education (Coming Soon…)
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.
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.
A spectrum adpated by TCFV.
This publication would be required reading in any class on prevention in Texas. It offers clear guidance on implementing primary prevention theory.
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Our Partners in Prevention
We are grateful for the support of our partners and allies in the movement to end the violence.