By David Lee on September 30, 2009 · tagged as , , , , ,

Developing Comprehensive Prevention

PC_logo“Complementary” and “Synergy” were the key themes in yesterday’s Prevention Connection web conference titled Developing Comprehensive Prevention: Linking primary prevention activities, strategies and programs.  This web conference was designed for state sexual assault coalitions and state health departments to assist in building capacity of local Rape Prevention & Education (RPE) grantees.

The presenter, Lydia Guy Ortiz, highlighted the value of linking different prevention activities together to create a comprehensive prevention program.  In particular she emphasized that finding programs that complement each other can lead to synergy — that is create an effort that is more effective than sum of each of the components.

For example, she suggested that a 3-session presentation to high school students may be more effective when also providing peer facilitated training focused on gender roles and/or media literacy or have articles written by students in school newspaper.

Soon Prevention Connection will be releasing an eLearning Unit on this topic.

David Lee

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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