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Winter 2020: Mobilizing Communities for TDVAM
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February 2020 marks 10 years of working to prevent teen dating violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM). We are excited to echo Break the Cycle’s call to turn outrage into action for social transformation. When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent dating violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible!

This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter highlights resources for promoting community connectedness and mobilization for social change, with a particular focus on youth-centered initiatives.

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FEATURED DELTA FOCUS STORIES FOR TDVAM 2020

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is pleased to announce the release of the latest story in the DELTA FOCUS Lessons Learned series, Trauma Informed Community Building and share it with you. Look inside for examples of youth-led, youth-driven programs and activities including an artistic performance and community wide healing event aimed to build community resilience in Delaware! This new story complements theYouth Engagement story, featuring approaches that focus on building youth’s leadership skills, engaging them in shifting norms related to violence, and strengthening community-level protective factors.

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NEW STORY: TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY BUILDING

"Involving youth in the planning process helped ensure that the event reinforced community values [and] provided an opportunity for community members to identify safe and healthy strategies for coping with chronic adversity."

This story features coalitions in Delaware, North Carolina, and Indiana that implemented approaches in communities experiencing disproportionate trauma as a result of exposure to stressors such as chronic poverty, high rates of violence, and substandard housing. The highlighted lessons reflect the importance of building and leveraging trusting relationships when working in communities that have experienced trauma while amplifying the voice of the community to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.

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AWARENESS HIGHLIGHTS

Teen DV Month 2020: Turning Outrage into Action

When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent dating violence, social transformation is possible! Our latest blog post from the Domestic Violence Awareness Project offers strategies for turning outrage into action this #TeenDVmonth.

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WEBINAR RECORDING

Beyond DVAM: Easy Ways to Actively Engage your Communities in DV Awareness After October

In NRCDV's recent webinar, presenters explored ways in which organizations can use the energy and inspiration from Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to drive year-round awareness and prevention efforts.

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FEATURED TOOL

Building Beloved Community Facilitator Guide

Building upon the work of organizations who have embraced the Beloved Community model, this guide is designed to help community-based organizations get started in integrating the principles of Beloved Community into their violence prevention efforts. 

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FEATURED STORY:
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

"To build connectedness and a sense of belonging, youth should be authentically engaged through meaningful relationships."

This story features lessons from five community coalitions funded by four DELTA FOCUS domestic violence coalitions. One of the community coalitions is located in Sitka, Alaska; two in Ohio: Warren County and Knox County; and one each in Los Angeles, California and Cranston, Rhode Island. Informed by healthy behavior and social norms theories, these stories suggest that prevailing attitudes, culture, and social expectations related to IPV can change through efforts to foster adult-youth mentoring opportunities, a focus on youth leadership development, and support for youth-led media and marketing campaigns.

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PREVENTION TOOL OF THE MONTH

Powerful Voices

In order to create social change, we need to trust in the wisdom and brilliance of young folks, particularly girls of color, and work alongside them for justice. Powerful Voices creates brave spaces with girls of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives. 

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TA QUESTION OF THE MONTH

How can advocates raise awareness about emotional abuse for TDVAM?

VAWnet's February TA Question of the Month explores strategies for taking action to prevent emotional abuse and promote safe and healthy relationship norms for teens.

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Community Resilience Cookbook

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Community Resilience Cookbook

With a focus on fostering collective impact, the Community Resilience Cookbook features lessons learned from nine communities that have used findings from the ACEs study to develop innovative approaches to building a culture of health and wellness

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The quarterly PreventIPV eNewsletter highlights new additions to the PreventIPV website and features innovative prevention programs, events, publications, campaigns, funding opportunities, and other happenings of note in the prevention field. 

 
Copyright © 2020 IPV Prevention Council, All rights reserved.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number #90EV0428 to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


To learn more about the IPV Prevention Council and the PreventIPV project, click here.






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