Although primary prevention is at the root of the movement to end sexual violence, community-based agencies are challenged to find practical resources around program development and evaluation. Developing programs with evaluation in mind will enable prevention educators to build upon strengths and improve programs to achieve desired results. Through evaluation, sexual violence prevention educators will be able to show what they have always trusted: that their programs do make a positive difference.
This manual is intended to support prevention educators in building upon what they are already doing to evaluate their programs. It is divided into five sections:
- Introduction to Primary Prevention
- Primary Prevention Strategies
- Introduction to Program Evaluation
- Basic Steps for Evaluating Your Programs
- Evaluation Resources