Prevention

Primary Prevention

The VIP Center focuses on primary prevention, the act of eliminating violence before it happens. Violence prevention is a complex issue and requires a multitude of strategies, as illustrated in the Spectrum of Prevention below (adapted from the Prevention Institute):

Level of Spectrum

Definition of Level

6. Influencing Campus Policy and Procedure

Developing strategies to changes policies and procedures to influence outcomes

5. Changing Organizational Practices

Adopting regulations and shaping norms to improve response

4. Fostering Networks and Coalitions

Convening groups and individuals for broader goals and greater impact

3. Educating Campus Partners

Informing partners who will transmit skills and knowledge to others

2. Promoting Campus Awareness

Reaching groups of people with information and resources to promote health and safety

1. Strengthening Individual Knowledge and Skills

Enhancing an individual?s capability of preventing injury or illness and promoting safety

Violence Prevention Resource Guide

To learn more about Violence Prevention, the VIP Center recommends reading the Catholic Health Initiatives Violence Prevention Resource Guide.