Shifting Our Perspectives: Understanding and Tackling the Mental Models that Create Tensions in Our Primary Prevention Efforts

mODULE DESCRIPTION This module supports participants to understand four mental models within the anti-violence sector that are creating tensions in our efforts to stop violence before it starts, along with how participants can shift their perspective on these mental models to advance primary prevention efforts that are focused on stopping domestic and sexual violence before … Continue Reading

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Changing Us First, to Change the Root Causes of Violence

mODULE DESCRIPTION This module supports participants to engage in a transformational learning process so that they can effectively advocate for violence prevention. Participants learn about how power, privilege, and our intersectional identities shape our life experiences, as well as how gender and socio-economic inequalities increase the risk of violence and result in different forms of … Continue Reading

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Going Upstream: Understanding Root Causes that Stop Violence Before It Starts

Module DESCRIPTION This module advances participants’ understanding of the root causes of domestic and sexual violence. Participants learn about the importance of focusing their time and efforts on the root causes of violence, what the root causes of domestic and sexual violence are, and how Alberta’s Primary Prevention Framework can help the human services sector … Continue Reading

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Understanding Public Policy to Support a Primary Prevention Framework

Module DESCRIPTION This module focuses on the importance of public policy and why it is essential to use a social justice approach when developing a primary prevention policy framework to stop domestic and sexual violence. Participants review examples of public and social policies that impact domestic and sexual violence and learn about the stages of … Continue Reading

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Stopping Violence Before It Starts: Why Primary Prevention Matters

Module Description This module aims to provide participants with foundational knowledge on primary prevention. Using Alberta as a case example, participants will learn about the concept and value of primary prevention, the prevalence, cost, and complexity of domestic and sexual violence, along with dominant theories and approaches related to how we have been addressing and … Continue Reading