Familiarity with the following key resources will help establish a baseline understanding of the core principles and strategies used to approach the primary prevention of domestic violence within a public health framework.
This document provides an introduction to basic prevention concepts by exploring the public health approach, two classification systems, a planning tool used to develop more comprehensive initiatives, and the importance of understanding terminology.
Mobilizing communities to prevent domestic violence involves engaging communities in supporting, developing, and implementing prevention strategies that target change in individuals, as well as in the community and society. Potential strategies include educating the community, building support among key stakeholders for prevention efforts, developing programs that strengthen social networks, organizing community groups to challenge social norms that contribute to the use of violence, and advocating for community accountability.
Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence
This document aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programs for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.
Poised for Prevention: Advancing Promising Approaches to Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
This document serves to build momentum for a national primary prevention strategy to prevent intimate partner violence.
Through a Public Health Lens. Preventing Violence against Women: An Update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Explains how 4 core public health principles - emphasizing primary prevention, advancing the science of prevention, translating science into effective programs, & building on the efforts of others - drive current programmatic activities in prevention.
Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide
"An effective, comprehensive program to prevent sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence takes a multitude of approaches, one of which is training professionals to engage in sexual violence prevention and/or intimate partner prevention. This Guide describes how to develop, implement, and evaluate a training process, taking into account your available level of resources. Additionally, this training process emphasizes turning awareness and knowledge into mastered skills and practices to prevent sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence by:
Making the Case for Domestic Violence Prevention Through the Lens of Cost-Benefit: A Manual for Domestic Violence Prevention Practitioners
More than ever, domestic violence prevention programs are being asked: