Friday, August 21, 2009

Virginia's Guidelines On Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence

I'm glad to see other states besides mine (Minnesota) are focusing on primary prevention.

Check out Virginia's guidelines (pdf) which was published by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Here is information about the guidelines from the introduction:

These guidelines are meant to serve as an organizing philosophy rather than an irrefutable prescription for prevention work. Due to the enormous amount of resources needed to achieve all of these ideals, it is not realistic that prevention initiatives could "check off" all of the programmatic components contained in these guidelines. Rather, the questions posed by the guidelines are meant to act as benchmarks, facilitating constant improvement in primary prevention program development. It is our hope that this document will help every existing SV/IPV primary prevention program operated at its full capacity, and provide potential programs with information on how to build a foundation for primary prevention work.
If anyone knows of similar documents or online resources from other states, please include a link in the comments.

Here's a link to Minnesota's sexual violence primary prevention efforts which includes a 5-year plan.

H/T: tweet from MSU Sexual Assault Program.

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