Building Blocks of Prevention is an introductory-level course from PreventConnect that provides foundational prevention training.  Lesson topics covered are:

  • Levels of Prevention
  • Prevention Audiences
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Social Norms
  • 9 Principles of Effective Prevention
  • Public Health Model
  • Social Ecological Model
  • Spectrum of Prevention

Perfect for those who are new to prevention or who want a refresher on basic topics, this course guides learners through presentations and core prevention documents, offering opportunities to test one’s learning.

Access the course and related materials and opportunities at

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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