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Prevention Core Competencies


Prevention Core Competencies

“When we’re trying to build partnerships, trying to do community mobilization, one of the big challenges that we often face in our field is that we’re coming from a place of asking how we get everyone to our table—as opposed to asking how we get to their table, how we allow the community members to set that table. How do we show up to be present?”—Miranda Stiers, Capacity Building Program Specialist

Members: Log in to Gain Access Cal OES Grantees: Request AccessWith the support of the California Office of Emergency Services, the Partnership is proud to provide an innovative curriculum for prevention advocates. The Prevention Core Competencies for Domestic Violence (DV) and Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Primary Prevention guide offer a number of tools to help preventionists engage in grassroots work with their communities. 

All Partnership members and California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) grantees have access. If you work for a community organization that is not funded by Cal OES and is not a Partnership Member, and would like access to these resources, apply to join our coalition today!

  • The curriculum is presented in three different sections with a total of 24 modules. Each module contains PowerPoint slides, activities, handouts, and a facilitator guide. 
  • The introduction provides a framework and background for the curriculum, outlining the training approaches used: popular education, head-heart-hands, and trauma-informed practice. You’ll also find key facilitation tools and techniques here. 
  • PowerPoint slides are designed to be adapted as needed. Facilitators are able to use the curriculum in full or in sections, adding in community or agency specific information as needed. 
  • Facilitator’s Guides provide time estimates, planning tips, discussion questions, and clear objectives for each module and activity. Each module utilizes specific training approaches that promote engagement and application of learning. 
  • We provide icebreakers and energizers as fun ways to break up training. When used strategically, these activities can promote community building, trust and increase participation. This resource details different icebreakers and energizers used throughout the curriculum and explains the purpose of each. If facilitators are using the curriculum in sections, they can choose which activities fit for their objective and time constraints. 
  • Resources provide additional reading material to expand your learning and understanding of community engagement and training and facilitation.  

Questions? Contact Miranda Stiers, Prevention Manager, at