Prevention Institute's approach to preventing violence and injury focuses on developing strategies, tools, and building workforce and leadership capacity to address the complex underlying contributors to violence and injury. Our work addresses multiple forms of violence (e.g. school, community, family, intimate partner, sexual) and acknowledges the relationships between them. Our injury prevention efforts currently focus primarily on traffic related injury prevention and intentional injury prevention efforts, focused on prevention community violence.
UNITY builds support for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence before it occurs so urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success.
Building on the findings and recommendations in Addressing the Intersection, Prevention Institute coordinates an innovative pilot effort of the Convergence Partnership, a national collaborative of funders whose goal of policy and environmental change will help reinvent communities of healthy people living in healthy places. Prevention Institute provides training and technical assistance to six community partnerships across the country to implement policy and environmental changes that support safe and healthy neighborhoods. These community teams consist of representatives from multiple sectors and disciplines, including healthy eating and active living advocates, groups focused on preventing violence, public health departments, local government, law enforcement, and youth. As they develop diverse and non-traditional partnerships, these community teams are setting a new standard for collaboration.
Prevention Institute provides national web-based trainings on the primary prevention of violence against women for local, state, territorial, national, and tribal agencies and organizations. To sign up for upcoming webinars and to access a complete list, materials, and audio recordings from past web conferences and online dialogues, please visit CALCASA's Prevention Connection Home Page, and learn more about Prevent Connect's 2012 web conference series.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
With input from a diverse group of national experts, we developed concrete and prioritized policies to prevent childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, especially for the most vulnerable groups of children.
Alameda County Violence Prevention Blueprint
As a follow up to A Lifetime Commitment to Violence Prevention: The Alameda County Blueprint, Prevention Institute assists county officials and local agencies in implementing a detailed work plan based on their shared vision.
City of Oxnard Plan to Reduce Violence
After writing the Oxnard SAFETY Blueprint, Prevention Institute aided the local collaborative in prioritizing a work plan for reducing violence and enhancing community well-being.