Primary prevention seeks to reduce the overall likelihood that anyone will become a victim or a perpetrator by creating conditions that make violence less likely to occur.
Prevention of IPV focuses on preventing first-time perpetration and first time victimization.
Some example risk factors that primary prevention seeks to address across different levels of the social ecological model are: The group most at risk for perpetration of IPV is men, while the group most at risk of IPV victimization is women.
For example, at the societal level, risk factors for perpetration and victimization include historical and societal patterns that glorify violence against women, institutional structures that promote unequal power between men and women, and negative portrayal of women in the media.
Examples of primary prevention strategies include working with men and boys to confront norms of masculinity, promoting positive relationship skills and attitudes of youth at individual and community levels, and school policies on responding to sexualized bullying.
A through understanding of this multi-layered topic is essential for primary prevention programmers, community partners and community members engaged in primary prevention work.
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What Primary Prevention is: Follow this link for the FCADV introductory primary prevention training Power Point presentation.Additional interactive features include a healthy relationships quiz, videos, downloads and a statewide calendar and map featuring prevention events hosted by FCADV and its member centers FCADV has partnered with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to develop a teen dating violence prevention curriculum that meets school requirements for comprehensive health education for seventh through twelfth grades while adhering to evidence-informed practices in prevention.For more information, click here This toolkit was created by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) Youth Advisory Board.Primary prevention is a process based on implementing programs and raising awareness on multiple levels of society simultaneously.Initially, individuals (youth) build the tools necessary to form healthy relationships, and then the people they have relationships with (peers, parents, teachers and mentors) build the tools necessary to support them in forming healthy relationships.