The prevention of intimate partner violence and family violence is a relatively new field, and one that is not sufficiently addressed by traditional training programs for health educators, social workers or advocates. ODVN recognizes the need to offer opportunities for learning and practice as it relates to prevention topics. Additional trainings include Advocacy in Prevention: Peaceful Relationships for Teens and Advocacy in Prevention: Communicating Social Change.
The Prevention Team also offers customized training services to Anthem and DELTA Project grantees, ODVN members and other affiliates. In addition the coalition has been able to showcase national leaders on key prevention topics. Recent experts included Donna Garske, of Transforming Communities, and Dr. Robert Goodman, Department Chair in the Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh.
As we join others who are working to prevent family violence, it has become clear that knowledge on the forms of family violence and its risk and protective factors is only the beginning when it comes to implementing effective strategies. Community-based models, collaboration, social change theory, program design, evaluation and the public health model are all common areas that challenge groups working in prevention.
Our customized technical assistance services are strategically designed to develop the knowledge, skills and motivation essential to practicing good prevention. The Prevention Team offers coaching, consultation, meeting facilitation and resource provision to Anthem and DELTA grantees as well as to ODVN members and affiliates. ODVN’s Prevention Team works to build both capacity and competence in several key areas so that prevention practitioners are appropriately outfitted for this challenging work.
For more than a decade, ODVN has offered print and electronic resources on a wide range of topics to its members. Through Anthem Foundation funds, the clearinghouse is now more purposefully acquiring prevention-themed titles. To find books, articles, curriculum and videos visit the ODVN Resource Center and do an on-line search of the library.
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profiling Prevention Resources available from ODVN.
One of the most critical supports for family violence prevention is linking people to people. Effective networking allows for the sharing of programs, lessons, strategies and resources. The ODVN Prevention Team works to cultivate relationships and foster the cross-fertilization of prevention knowledge among its local, state and national partners. An easy way to begin participating in this community of prevention-minded allies is to join the ODVN sponsored Ohio Prevents Domestic Violence listserv. To join this listserv please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org .
ODVN is pleased to offer an
Online Prevention Toolkit available free to all website visitors. Check
out informative Tip Sheets on a wide array of topics. Visitors will also
find a large list of our favorite links for prevention, to visit our online
toolkit CLICK HERE..
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