What is Prevention?
Primary prevention, or stopping violence before it starts, is a simple enough concept on the surface, but to be able to successfully implement prevention strategies in your community, it is helpful to understand the concepts that drive prevention. ANDVSA has many resources and training materials focused on primary prevention.
Preventing Violence and Promoting Respect in Alaska
We learn respect from many places and people in our lives, therefore it takes many people working together to model, teach, and create communities that promote respect in relationships. By building communities of respect together we can stop violence before it ever starts. The full Pathways to Prevent Domestic Violence: A Plan for Alaska 2010 – 2016 can be viewed by clicking the photo on the left. By clicking on the photo on the right, you can access updates to this plan: Pathways, 2014.
On the prevention pages you will be able to find out more about the Pathways to Prevention Statewide Steering Committee, Statewide Campaigns, and what you can do to get involved. You will also find links to the prevention efforts of men, women, youth, professionals, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, parents, and other community members.
Learn more by clicking the links below:
- Community Prevention
- Pathways State-wide Prevention
- Youth Engagement
- Engaging Men
- School-Based Prevention
- Community Partners and Professionals
- Addressing Root Causes of Violence
- Additional Resources
We have video public services announcements as part of our Alaska Men Choose Respect, Stand Up Speak Up, and When I’m an Elder campaign that play on local television stations. Some of our campaigns can also be heard on the radio and there are also companion print materials. We also have a series of Lead On! documentaries about our annual youth leadership conference. Finally, we have training videos and recorded web conferences, which are meant to be shared with Alaskans who are working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
To view our prevention public service announcements, click here.
To view recordings of our past webinar series “Considering Barriers to Health and Safety in Alaska Brown Bag Web-conference Series,” click here.
To view Lead On! documentaries from past years, click here.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention:
To learn more about our consent campaign, click here.
To learn more about the primary principles of prevention, you can access the Prevention 101 videos here.
Recordings of our monthly webinar series on topics like: technology safety, legal advocacy, prevention and policy, are available to our member and affiliate programs through Basecamp or by contacting our Training Project Coordinator, Ariel Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org