Promising Programs

  • Nonviolent communication in schools : "Nonviolent Communication training and practice in school communities helps teachers, administrators, students, and parents to make school a place where students love to learn, teachers love to teach, and where parents feel confident that their childrens needsfor safety, respect, and learningcan be met."
  • Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault : Our mission at the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault is to provide education, prevention and intervention on sexual violence in our community.
  • The Clothesline Project : The Clothesline Project is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.

Curricula

  • Incredible Years Series : The Incredible Years Series is a set of three comprehensive, multi-faceted, and developmentally-based curriculums for parents, teachers and children designed to promote emotional and social competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavior and emotion problems in young children.

Data/Research

Literature

  • Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing : The updated and revised second edition of Prevention is Primary arrives on bookshelves in time to prepare public health advocates, the primary care workforce, and community-based organizations to fully participate in this new national conversation, equipping readers with best-practices, concrete prevention tools, and strategies to strengthen community efforts.

Resources

  • CARE: Creating a Respectful Environment (PDF: 135KB/21 pages) : A School Improvement Conference based on the 40 Developmental Assets of Search Institute 'Giving Kids What They Need To Succeed': a project of the Hampton City Schools, Hampton, Virginia.
  • Center for Nonviolent Communication: An International Organization : Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies, whether verbal or physical, are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.
  • Prevention Program-Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) : The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) sees the prevention program as a key element in the movement to end sexual violence. MNCASA works closely with The Minnesota Department of Health Prevention Specialists Team, as well as other prevention organizations across the country to develop new and creative ways to send prevention messages.
  • Promising Programs (CDC) : Prevention principles, relevant review articles and chapters, and other resources
  • Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center : Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.

Speakers

  • Prevention Program-Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) : The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) sees the prevention program as a key element in the movement to end sexual violence. MNCASA works closely with The Minnesota Department of Health Prevention Specialists Team, as well as other prevention organizations across the country to develop new and creative ways to send prevention messages.

Trainings

  • Active Bystander "Green Dot" Training : The Sexual Violence Center has adopted Green Dot as a prevention strategy. Green Dot approaches all individuals as bystanders to violence, and asserts that as bystanders, we have only two choices: do something, or do nothing.The solution needs to be a reflection of the problem: from red dots, to green dots! A green dot is any word, choice, attitude or behavior that expresses an intolerance of violence, and actively contributes to building a safer community.

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