The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers practical guidance in creating change and improvement, including tools for community coalition building and thorough descriptions of every step of the coalition building process.
"These guidelines are meant to serve as an organizing philosophy rather than an irrefutable prescription for prevention work. Due to the enormous amount of resources needed to achieve all of these ideals, it is not realistic that prevention initiatives could 'check off' all of the programmatic components contained in these guidelines. Rather, the questions posed by the guidelines are meant to act as benchmarks, facilitating constant improvement in primary prevention program development.
This toolkit includes information and resources related to understanding primary prevention, developing prevention programming in individual communities, and implementing a statewide primary prevention plan.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network recognizes that Prevention is an emerging priority for forwarding changes that reduce and eliminate intimate partner violence and all other forms of family and sexual violence. This toolkit was developed to be a central source of information on prevention work for those working on the individual, organizational, statewide and/or national levels.
Deciding which materials (e.g., marketing campaigns, curricula, etc.) or strategies are primary prevention-based is often a difficult and involved process. There are few, if any, clear cut answers. This document is meant to help guide your process of determining if a strategy is likely to be primary prevention-based or not. It is not meant to help figure out which strategies are sanctioned by funding sources or which are the best ones for your community but rather give you a process by which to explore the key factors in strategy selection.
This chapter of the online toolbox provides an overview of strategic planning, developing vision and mission statements, creating objectives, developing successful strategies and an action plan, gathering feedback, and identifying action steps to bring about community and system change.
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.
In this presentation, Jenny Dills, the Prevention Coordinator at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, guided participants through an activity in which they were asked Ñ from a coalition viewpoint Ñ to think about primary prevention as it relates to victim services, secondary services and tertiary services. This was taped at the DELTA/DELTA PREP meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on June 4, 2010.
Committee members used this catalog when developing North Carolinas 10-Year Plan to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence to inform their recommendation of dating violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion programming for use in community, faith and school-based settings.