By PreventConnect on July 30, 2010

Stopping the Revolving Door: Recruitment, Training, and Retention of Prevention Eduction Staff

HOW TO STOP THE REVOLVING DOOR:
RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, AND RETENTION OF PREVENTION STAFF

July 30, 2010

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how effective recruitment and training approaches support retention of staff
  • List at least 3 core knowledge components in sexual violence, primary prevention, and education approaches and skills
  • Identify at least 3 retention approaches that will work at their particular agencies

Host

Presenter

Debra Lopez-Bonasso, Education Coordinator, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services

Guest

Brad Perry, MA, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Description

Prevention efforts have historically been hampered by high levels of turnover among staff.  This session addresses on how a focus on recruitment and training can significantly increase staff retention, with particular attention paid to the success of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services in increasing retention.

Materials

  • Presentation Slides [PDF]
  • Basic Advocacy Training: Principles of Primary Prevention [PDF]
  • WV Develipment of Standards / Prevention Education Staff [PDF]
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