Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project
Project GoalThe purpose of the Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project (DVPPTAT) is to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to provide domestic violence and teen dating violence primary prevention programs in communities across the state.
Project Description and Key Functions
The California Department of Public Health, Violence Prevention Unit initiated the DVPPTAT in 2008 in response to the need for technical assistance and training on the underlying theory and best practices for the primary prevention of domestic violence (DV) and teen dating violence (TDV) among domestic violence prevention practitioners. The first three years of the project were dedicated to: conducting statewide planning meetings with key stakeholders; researching DV/TDV primary prevention best practices and promising strategies; providing technical assistance and training to VPU funded DV/TDV primary prevention demonstration projects; the development of social marketing messages and social media; facilitating regional trainings on DV/TDV primary prevention; and statewide networking. The next phase of the project is due to be implemented July 2012.
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