Planning & Evaluating Prevention

Evaluation

Evaluation of programming is becoming increasingly important to our funders and to our communities. Additionally, evaluation of prevention programs can help educators improve their curricula and presentation delivery with the goal of increasing program impact and effectiveness and ending sexual violence. Evidence-based Why is evaluation so important? Besides learning about what your program is achieving …

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Planning for Prevention Work

Primary Prevention Strategies Integrating Primary Prevention throughout your organization Community Assessments **Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide** by Deborah Fisher, Karen S. Lang, and Jocelyn Wheaton for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010)“An effective, comprehensive program to prevent sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence …

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Prevention Theory

Frequently Used Behavior Change Models and Theories Socio-ecological Model Spectrum of Prevention Diffusion of Innovations According to the National Cancer Institute, the “Diffusion of Innovations Theory” addresses how ideas, products, and social practices that are perceived as “new” spread throughout a society or from one society to another. According to the late E.M. Rogers, diffusion …

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Ecological Framework

The Ecological Model explains the occurrence of violence against women and helps identify potential prevention strategies. Some educators have developed exercises to explain this model. This model is constructed with four levels: individual, relationship, community, and society. Heise, L., Ellsberg, M., & Gottemoeller, M. (1999). Ending violence against women. Baltimore, MD: Population Information Program, Center …

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Learning Objectives

All content provided by Education Oasis Learning Objectives: Stems and Samples by the Education Oasis Staff Generally, learning objectives are written in terms of learning outcomes: What do you want your students to learn as a result of the lesson? Follow the three-step process below for creating learning objectives. 1. Create a stem. Stem Examples: …

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Logic model

Logic models are visual representations of a program’s goals, assumptions, activities, and resources. They can help with figuring out and articulating the internal logic of a program, or what the program seeks to achieve and what it will take to get there. It is also useful for planning program evaluation, as it lists the most …

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Community Mobilization

Community Development, Mobilization, and Engagement Community Development is also described as “community mobilization” or “community engagement.” According to Erin Casey, “Typically defined as engaging community members in an effort to mobilize resources, build community capacity to respond to and prevent violence and to change community norms, community mobilization is a strategy that has become increasingly …

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