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. The ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation is a seven module training designed for prevention staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members at ANDVSA member programs. The modules clarify primary prevention and how to put theory into practice in Alaska through community mobilization, implementation, and evaluation.
Prevention 101 Orientation
To view the modules, see the playlist below:
Module 1 – In the first module of the ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation, we will introduce the topic of domestic, sexual, and teen dating violence in Alaska, reviewing some basic terminology as well as going over the structures that exist to address DV/SA/TDV in Alaska.
Module 2 – In Module 2 of the ANDVSA Statewide Prevention Orientation, we will be going over Prevention 101–including the 3 levels of prevention with a spotlight on primary prevention and why primary prevention is crucial for ending violence.
Module 3 – In Module 3 of the ANDVSA Statewide Prevention Orientation, we put a spotlight on primary prevention, taking a look at the Social Ecological Model, risk and protective factors, and the Spectrum of Prevention while featuring some local examples
Module 4 – In Module 4 of the ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation, we discuss how to mobilize your community and once mobilized, how to support a highly-functioning DV/SA prevention coalition.
Module 5 – In Module 5 of the ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation, we examine the primary prevention plan, a document which guides the work we will do to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence in our community.
Module 6 – In Module 6 of the ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation, we put our prevention plans into action through prevention programming. We will go over some important considerations for planning the ways in which we have planned to address domestic, sexual, and teen dating violence in our community.
Module 7 – In Module 7 of the ANDVSA Statewide Primary Prevention Orientation, we demystify the concept of evaluation. We will discuss evaluation basics as well as evaluation’s importance to the success of primary prevention efforts.