ELEARNING Modules – option 3
STOPPING VIOLENCE BEFORE IT STARTS: WHY PRIMARY PREVENTION MATTERS
This module aims to provide participants with foundational knowledge on primary prevention. Participants learn about the concept and value of primary prevention, the prevalence, cost, and complexity of domestic and sexual violence in Alberta, along with dominant theories and approaches related to how we have been addressing and preventing domestic and sexual violence.
UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC POLICY TO SUPPORT A PRIMARY PREVENTION FRAMEWORK
This module focuses on the importance of public and social policies 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 the public policy process, helping them understand how public and social policies can stop violence before it starts and the role the participants can play in designing and implementing Alberta’s primary prevention framework.
GOING UPSTREAM: UNDERSTANDING ROOT CAUSES THAT STOP VIOLENCE BEFORE IT STARTS
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 target their efforts to the root causes of violence.
CHANGING US FIRST, TO CHANGE THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENCE
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 violence for Indigenous and equity-deserving populations. Activities and tools are offered throughout the module to support participants to integrate transformational learning approaches with others so, together, we can stop violence before it starts.
SHIFTING OUR PERSPECTIVES: UNDERSTANDING AND TACKLING THE MENTAL MODELS THAT CREATE TENSIONS IN OUR PRIMARY PREVENTION EFFORTS
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 they start.