By David Lee on September 23, 2010 · tagged as , , ,

CDC's training professionals guide released

In my experiences as a prevention educator, I found that despite my best efforts, a one-time presentation (or even multi-session series) is unlikely to have impact without regular reinforcement from the providers with day-to-day contact in that setting. At best my messages are isolated and not reinforced; at worst the message are contradicted (such as the teacher acting abusively to students during a presentation on building healthy relationships.)

The Spectrum of Prevention is a great tool to help build comprehensive prevention efforts. The third level is “Training Providers.”  In many ways, training providers may create more change in an environment than doing individual training sessions.

Now we have an additional resource with the recently released guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide.I especially like the Tip Sheets and worksheets that suggest how to tailor to specific audiences, integrate adult learning principles,  and design trainings.

What do you think about this guide?

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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