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Webinar: Interventions That Work

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Among Youth

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On October 24, 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health hosted a webinar featuring the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendation for interventions to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth. Experts discussed the systematic review evidence used as the basis for this recommendation, noted resources available to help communities get started, and shared how communities in Indiana and Kentucky reduced violence in their communities.

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health External Web Site Icon.
With support from The Community Guide and CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention External Web Site Icon.

Presentations

Welcome and Introduction

Nicole GreeneNicole Greene
Acting Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Overview of the Division of Violence Prevention’s Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Technical Packages

Kathleen C. Basile, PhDKathleen C. Basile, PhD
Senior Scientist Office of the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Violence Prevention, CDC

The CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention developed technical packages to help states and communities use the best available evidence to prevent violence. Two of the packages align with the CPSTF recommendation for programs to prevent intimate partner and sexual violence: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices pdf icon [PDF - 4.52 MB] External Web Site Icon; and STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence pdf icon [PDF - 2.85 MB] External Web Site Icon.

Dr. Basile will describe how CDC developed the suite of packages, which evidence criteria were used, and how communities can use the information to implement evidence-based interventions to prevent violence.

Effectiveness of Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth

Ramona Finnie, DrPH, MPH, CHESRamona Finnie, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Service Fellow, Community Guide Branch, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, CDC

The CPSTF recommends primary prevention interventions that aim to prevent or reduce perpetration of intimate partner and sexual violence among youth. Dr. Finnie will present the systematic review evidence that led to this recommendation and share information about Community Guide methods and resources.

What Surrounds Us, Shapes Us:

The Story of Why the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Chose to Focus their Work on Safe, Stable, Nurturing Environments and Relationships

Cierra Olivia Thomas-WilliamsCierra Olivia Thomas-Williams, MA
Prevention Specialist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) used an interactive data collection activity called “what surrounds us, shapes us” to learn from youth 12-20 what safe, stable and nurturing environments and relationships look like (or should look like) in their communities. Youth leaders participated in the coding and interpretation of the data with the ICADV prevention team. ICADV and participating communities are now using the results to center the voices and needs of Hoosier youth as we develop and implement primary prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

Making Maysville a Green Dot City

How a City Joined Together to Make a Community Safer

Melissa GreenwellChristy K. BurchMelissa Greenwell, LSW
Buffalo Trace Director, Women's Crisis Center
Christy K. Burch
Executive Director, Women’s Crisis Center

Three years ago, the Limestone Ministerial Association and Women’s Crisis Center embarked on a unique partnership to bring the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy to more than 2,000 people in church congregations across Maysville, Kentucky. The program’s success propelled Maysville to take it a step further and become the first Green Dot City in the nation.

The Green Dot program involves training people and developing environments to shift cultural norms away from violence. Green Dot equips bystanders to be reactive and proactive in creating a safer community. It presents people with real-life situations of power-based, personal violence and options for how to address them.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how to apply the CPSTF recommendation for primary prevention interventions to reduce perpetration of intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth
  • Understand how to access resources from the HHS, Office on Women’s Health
  • Learn about technical packages from CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention
  • Describe how the Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Indiana created safer environments and promoted nurturing relationships through programs like Safe Quilts
  • Describe how Maysville, Kentucky implemented the Green Dot program to prevent partner and sexual violence while engaging the surrounding community to become part of the solution

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