Changing Party Environments for Sexual Violence Prevention: Men as Peacemakers, Duluth, MN

Men as Peacemakers (MAP) is an organization in Duluth, Minnesota that engages individuals and communities in innovative strategies that promote gender equity and prevent sexual violence. Men As Peacemakers strategically plans each of its programs to shape social environments for prevention by not only strengthening individual knowledge and skills or promoting community education, but also educating providers and changing organizational practices and policies.

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Creating a sexual violence prevention movement in Minnesota

The Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) at the Minnesota Department of Health has spent many years engaging partners to make prevention a priority with a focus on broad impact strategies and solutions. PI’s Spectrum of Prevention has been a guiding tool that has helped demonstrate the importance of synergy across multiple levels of prevention practice, while highlighting opportunities for broad impact by influencing policy and legislation, changing organizational practices, and fostering coalitions and networks.

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Elevating a public health approach to preventing violence in a changing national landscape

With support from The Langeloth Foundation, Prevention Institute is amplifying support for a public health approach to preventing violence while we cement our gains from the last decade and continue to innovate and progress. Ten to fifteen years ago, few cities had adopted a public health approach to preventing violence, and national public health organizations and networks paid far less attention to violence. Today, cities and counties throughout the country are investing in public health approaches, national networks within and outside of the field of public health are advancing its...

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How community accountability can help prevent intimate partner violence in the first place

April 4, 2018

Last month at California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s Shifting the Lens conference, advocates asked participants to question what we mean by “accountability.” This comes at a time when more communities are moving away from “punishment only” toward new models of accountability. By strengthening social networks and increasing community members’ willingness to recognize intimate partner violence as community issue, community accountability can help prevent intimate partner violence in the first place.

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March 2018

Prevention Institute Full Recommendations for Preventing Gun Violence

Prevention Institute’s recommendations to prevent gun violence begin with attention to reducing immediate risks related to guns, broaden to address the underlying contributors to gun violence, and...

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March 2018

Prevention Institute Summary of Recommendations to Prevent Gun Violence

Time and again, we are heartbroken by the news of another mass shooting. Part of our healing must be the conviction that we will do everything in our power to keep these tragedies from happening...

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Tacoma ACE|R Profile

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department embraced the ACE|R Framework in its community-driven planning process to improve mental wellbeing for boys and men of color and LGBTQ youth, particularly in efforts that focus on healing as a starting point for collective action.

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SF BRIDGE Housing ACE|R profile

Bridge Housing has advanced the notion of Trauma Informed Community Building and improved outcomes for people living in public housing through implementing strategies to address and prevent community trauma.

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