Family Violence Prevention

With a dual mission to serve those impacted by violence AND to bring an end to violence, programs are amplifying prevention. This page includes resources and tools for staff in any position at programs that are furthering the prevention of violence in their communities.


Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education 
This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across the lifespan. Search it to find everything current for the prevention classroom–from curricula and lesson plans to videos, games, guides, and posters.

 

Here are a few examples of work being done by by various programs across the state.

Focused on primary prevention, the Be Project by Family Place addresses topics such as healthy relationships, violence in the media, dating violence, healthy communication, bullying and cyberbullying. Learn more here.


A publication of the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, Great Expectations lays out the vision for the change that must occur at various levels in order to truly end violence. Learn more here.


 

For staff who are new to Prevention

One in the Movement chapter
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.

One in the Movement online module
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.

Prevent Connect
The Go-To online resource for primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence. They offer podcasts, a newsletter and a very active email listserv. When we say ‘very’, we mean VERY.

Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education
This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across the lifespan. Search it to find everything current for the prevention classroom–from curricula and lesson plans to videos, games, guides, and posters.

Spectrum of Prevention
Developed by established workers in the field of prevention, this graphic illustrates the multi-faceted approaches that are necessary for real norms change. It has fueled the development of other programs and articles.

TCFV-adapted Prevention Spectrum

Poised for Prevention
This publication is a collaboration among some of the brightest minds in the field of intimate partner prevention.

Best practices for Prevention
This publication would be required reading in any class on prevention in Texas; it offers clear guidance on implementing primary prevention theory.

Prevention Staff

TAASA’s Strategy Selection Workbook
The workbook details a process for deciding which curricula, campaign or activity is based in primary prevention.

The Community Tool Box
This global resource offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change. And it’s FREE!

Digital Storytelling
This warehouse of resources offers instruction on the wonderful tool of digital storytelling.

Vuvox
A free online resource that makes your voice visual, provides ways to incorporate photos, videos and slides in an interesting storytelling flow.

Prevention program planning and evaluation
Need help charting out a logic model and evaluation plan? This resource is for you.

Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE)
Learn about youth participatory evaluation (YPE), an approach that engages young people in evaluating the programs, organizations and systems designed to serve them.

Executive Directors and Development Staff

Below are resources and guidance for leadership responsible for securing funds and implementing prevention programming.

The Encyclopedia for Implementing Prevention Programming
This complete collection of resources covers everything from assessing an organization’s readiness to launch into primary prevention to the sustainability of efforts.

Guidance for Training Programs
Program directors find this useful for designing trainings while development staff can use the information to craft honest deliverables that are primary prevention focused.

Planning for Prevention
Charting a course for an organization’s success is no easy task. This guide helps anyone from leadership to prevention educators build a logic model that ensures success.

Developing an Organization’s Social Media Policy
This clear, concise guide will help an organization take steps to develop a social media policy, and covers everything from administering web pages to responding to comments.

Current Research
The Center for Disease Control’s Violence Prevention Institute has a plethora of data useful to support needs assessments as well as identify applicable best practices.