Resources

One Billion Rising

The Biggest Mass Global Action To End Violence Against Women & Girls In The History Of Humankind: One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it. NOW is the time to enact change. This is NOT an annual holiday, we are not waiting until 14 February 2014. NOW is the time to harness the power of your activism to change the world!  Watch the videos from February 2013 and learn more: www.onebillionrising.org/livestream

Preventing Teen Dating Violence with Native American youth - Discovery Dating

Discovery Dating is a healthy relationship development tool created by Wise Women Gathering Place (WWGP) Director, Alice Skenandore. It provides a process for exploration of personal values, discernment of character traits of others, and practice of informed decision making.

Discovery Dating details steps which enable the student to predict repercussions of certain choices and the benefits of true partnership based upon discernment of facts and information.

Discovery Dating has been used with full or partial implementation in myriad settings, including elementary school classrooms, educational sessions for mothers receiving public benefits, youth clubs, high school enrichment offerings, and women’s support groups. Detailed instructions for implementing 14 weekly sessions in a classroom are available; however the lessons may be adjusted or combined to suit varying schedules. 

For more information contact Jen Schanen at Wise Women Gathering Place. 
Email: jschanen@wisewomengp.org
Phone: (920)490-0627.
 

Preventing Teen Dating Violence with Rural Youth - Youth Action Committee

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a school-based, youth-driven, teen dating violence prevention project funded through DELTA. The project is located in the rural Wisconsin community of Chippewa Falls and offered through Chippewa County‘s alternative high school as a two-semester class that allows juniors and seniors to earn service learning credit. 

For more information about YAC, contact Denise Kervin at Family Support Center. 

Email: denisekervin@fsccf.org
Phone: (715) 723-1138

Primary Prevention Basics

This one page handout describes the core elements of prevention of domestic violence including definitions, helpful models, the prevention to intervention continuum and comparisons with other social change movements.

Prevention Exercises

Exercises are a fun and accessible way to teach and learn about primary prevention that can be repeatedly used to keep people thinking about social change in their personal and professional lives. Try these with community groups, CCR teams, volunteers and staff, etc. 

Forward To A Domestic Violence-Free Wisconsin: Statewide Plan for the Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a critical public health issue that calls for community-oriented approaches to stopping violence before it can begin. In 2006 the Governor’s Council Prevention Committee began meeting to create a statewide Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence Plan, resulting in the approval in April 2009 of a five-year strategic plan. This plan is currently using a public health approach to benefit the largest group possible; it builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, and systems to more effectively identify, implement, and evaluate strategies that can prevent first-time perpetration. The development and implementation of this plan would not have been possible without support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention DELTA project, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Domestic Violence Program of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

Forward Wisconsin Initiative

The Forward Wisconsin Initiative: a Shared Vision for Preventing Interpersonal Violence is a project that brings together lead agencies in Wisconsin in the broad field of interpersonal violence – child maltreatment, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual violence – to maximize efforts to change social norms and community tolerance for violence.   

Nine Principles of Effective Prevention Programs

The CDC DELTA-funded projects across the country use nine principles as a guide in the development of their prevention programming.

Prevent Connect

PreventConnect.org is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of violence against women. Gain access to more prevention resources, and information on web conferences by visiting their site!

www.preventconnect.org

Coalition Chronicles 30-3: Organizing: Power to the People to Prevent Domestic Violence

This Coalition Chronicles is a project of WCADV’s Prevention Workgroup and represents the final entry of a year-long series on Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Coalition Chronicles 30-2: Primary Prevention Building Blocks: Changing Social Norms

Violence against women, and all types of interpersonal violence, is also supported by social norms. Norms are standards, attitudes, and beliefs – rooted in culture and tradition – that are so imbedded in our daily lives that we often aren’t conscious of the role they play in influencing the way we act and shaping how we see the world. Norms are much more than just habits; yet as we’ve seen with norms related to smoking, they can be shifted. This issue of Coalition Chronicles explores how we can do that.

Coalition Chronicles 30-1: Violence Prevention Fundamentals – Building a Foundation

Can we end domestic violence?  We must prevent it from happening in the first place.  All WCADV journals for this year (2011) will focus on the topic of PREVENTION!  Enjoy the first of three editions.

Coalition Chronicles 29-4: Connected Cultures

December 2010 Issue: Through WCADV's Connected Cultures Leadership Institute (CCLI), we engaged in a year-long educational process with survivors of violence and/or women from communities of color. Many of the 2010 CCLI graduates contributed to this issue of the WCADV Coalition Chronicles.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The DELTA Project

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes the primary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence by providing funding, networking opportunities, training, and technical assistance to 14 state-level DV coalitions through the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program.  WCADV is pleased to be a part of the DELTA program. To learn more, please see: 

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/delta/

and

http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/DELTA.php#301

Prevention: Men as Allies

November 27, 2012 webinar recording

This webinar explored promising local initiatives that engage men, and ways to develop an approach to mobilizing men in your community.  Presented by Molly Zemke, Prevention Program Coordinator from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

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Prevention: Voices of Men - Stepping Up and Speaking Out

December 12, 2012 webinar recording

The Fox Valley community has mobilized men and boys to address violence against women and girls. This webinar discussed current initiatives undertaken by Voices of Men and ways the initiative might be replicated in other communities. Presented by: Dave Willems, Fox Valley Voices of Men member, volunteer, and program consultant; and Julie Fevola, Executive Director, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.

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