Members play a crucial role in the work that we do. The more voices we have with us, the greater attention we can garner from legislators. Members also provide us with the essential knowledge of what is needed most in their communities so that we can cater our services to meet those demands.
TCFV has three main focuses: policy, support to service providers and prevention.
Our policy team works to change legislature to better serve Texas victims. Our support to service providers team collaborates with shelters, law enforcement and judicial servants to ensure that the needs of victims are met. Our prevention team focuses on awareness, education and changing the cultural mindset around issues like gender roles, media coverage of abuse and other topics that perpetuate domestic violence.
TheAsset Promotion Approach A positive approach to primary prevention based on strengthening individual and community developmental assets, as defined by The Search Institute.
CloseTo Home An organization whose work centers on growing strong communities to prevent domestic violence.
CommunitiesThat Care A system available through the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to assist communities in using advances from prevention science to guide their youth delinquency prevention efforts. Their PreventionStrategies Resource Guide includes descriptions of 56 tested and, according to available studies, effective programs, policies and practices. Includes some dating violence and bullying programs.
CommunityAsset Mapping An introduction to traditional, geographically-based community asset mapping. See Tools for Working the Spectrum of Prevention [link to internal page] for a community asset mapping tool developed by Close to Home for domestic violence prevention.
TheCommunity Toolbox An extremely comprehensive online toolkit and resource center that offers practical step-by-step guidance in specific community-building skills, along with examples and troubleshooting guides.
PREVENT; A training component of the National Training Initiative for Violence and Injury. Includes online training modules on prevention, particularly primary prevention.
PreventionConnection A national on-line project to advance primary prevention of violence against women. Offers free web conferences on primary prevention topics, digital transcripts of past web conferences, a national listserv for the discussion of topics related to the primary prevention of violence against women, and an interactive and growing wiki that compiles activities, curricula, and resources along with comments from prevention practitioners.
PreventionInstitute A non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and to prevent problems before they occur. Site includes tools and publications.
Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement Presents information on how community engagement can help move people to community leadership. Includes information on a variety of models and practices, as well as multisector collaboration, asset building, comprehensive thinking and action, learning and change, and fundraising/friendraising.
TransformingCommunities An organization dedicated to the creation of contemporary, community-based approaches to preventing violence against women and girls. A wide variety of toolkits, manuals, materials, and resources on community engagement available for free download or purchase.
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The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.