Prevention Program

The Partnership's Prevention Program advances effective teen dating violence prevention policies and programs through leadership, advocacy, and a statewide network of prevention advocates dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and preventing teen dating violence.

Visit our Prevention Program Blog to learn about our activities.

Current Projects
Core Competencies for Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence Primary Prevention
The Partnership is administering a contract from the
California Department of Public Health Violence Prevention Unit (VPU) to develop, implement and evaluate core competencies for domestic violence (DV) and teen dating violence (TDV) primary prevention. The project will identify and enhance fundamental knowledge and skills for DV and TDV prevention advocates to develop, implement and evaluate sustainable prevention programs and policies in their local communities.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Policy Advocacy
Public Policy and Research Committee (PPRC) Teen Dating Violence Sub-Committee advocates for public policies and institutional practices to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence.  Visit to learn about, dating abuse in California, and how you can take action to prevent dating abuse on California middle school and high school campuses. Read the joint publication of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and California School Boards Association on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations
Fact Sheet: Teen Dating Violence, Student Safety and Academic Achievement
Teen Dating Violence Policy Advocacy Resources

Prevention Peer Network 
Prevention Peer Network Web Conferences are an interactive opportunity for information-sharing, discussion, and relationship-building among domestic violence (DV) and teen dating violence (TDV) prevention advocates and educators across California. Web conferences use Power Point slides (viewed on your computer using an internet connection), text chats, and a teleconference line to offer participants multiple ways share and learn together. Prevention Peer Network Web Conferences are offered as a free benefit for members of the Partnership.

Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project
A project of the California Department of Public Health, Violence Prevention Unit (VPU), the intent of the Domestic and Teen Dating Violence Primary Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project (DVPPTAT) is to collaborate with statewide partners to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to provide comprehensive primary prevention programs in communities across the state. The Partnership participates on the Prevention Advisory Team and assists in the dissemination of promising prevention strategies to local programs throughout the State.

Prevention Events 
We organize and co-sponsor prevention trainings, conferences and other events.

Past Projects
DELTA Project
From 2003-2012, with support from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Partnership and local communities throughout the state participated in the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) project to enhance and lead DV prevention in California.

DELTA Project Description
The Partnership’s Domestic Violence Prevention Plan, 2009-2013
Project Respect: Mountain Crisis Services and Mariposa County DV Coordinating Council
Mi Escuelita: South Bay Community Services (SBCS) and South Bay Violence Prevention Coalition
Compassionate Men, Empowered Bystanders: STAND! for Families Free of Violence and Zero Tolerance for DV Initiative
Beat the Punch: Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo and DV Task Force of SLO County

Strategic Directions for Ending Violence Against Women in California: 2010-2013
This document summarizes common strategies from prevention plans developed by the Partnership, the California Department of Public Health and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Youth perspectives on healthy relationships and teen dating violence: a statewide survey
The Partnership teamed up with San Francisco State University's Master's in Public Health Program, Youth Advisors and Local Partners to conduct a statewide survey on youth perspectives on healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention. Through partnerships with local organizations, the project , engaged youth throughout California to share what they want to see happen to prevent TDV.
Intergenerational partnerships for violence prevention