Prevention Education



Prevention Education

Teaching healthy relationships because this generation deserves to live free from violence.


During the pre-teen and teen years, youth begin to learn the skills needed to create and maintain healthy relationships. These social skills include how to manage feelings and emotions and how to communicate in a healthy way with respect and equality. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences with both short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen that can carry into adulthood. Supporting the development of healthy, respectful, and nonviolent relationships have the potential to reduce the occurrence of teen dating violence and prevent its harmful and long-lasting effects on individuals, their families, and communities. To prevent and reduce sexual violence many strategies focus on reducing the likelihood that a person will engage in sexual violence.
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To prevent and reduce sexual violence many strategies, including STOP SV, focus on reducing the likelihood that a person will engage in sexual violence.

Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence

  • Bystander Approaches
  • Mobilizing men and boys as allies

Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence

  • Social-emotional Learning
  • Teaching healthy, safe dating and intimate relationship skills to adolescents
  • Promoting healthy sexuality
  • Empowerment-based training

Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women

  • Strengthen economic supports for women and families
  • Strengthen leadership and opportunities for girls

Create Protective Environments

  • Improving safety and monitoring in schools
  • Establishing and consistently applying workplace policies
  • Addressing community-level risks through environmental approaches

Support Victims/Survivors to Lessen Harms

  • Victim-centered services
  • Treatment for victims of sexual violence
  • Treatment for at-risk children and families to prevent problem behavior including sex offending

Prevention In Practice

One of our very talented Prevention Educators, Briana Neben, presents a TEDx talk on Preventing Teen Dating Violence from the Inside Out.
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Prevention in a Minute

Have a minute? Ready to learn? We break it down for you in our quick 1-minute videos.
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Live Violence Free is committed to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the community to better understand the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. We provide educational presentations and training, produce our One Conversation podcast, and share educational articles with the community.
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