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 individualís 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.  

Violence Prevention Advisory Board

Creighton, in partnership with the Women's Center for Advancement and Alegent Creighton Health, have developed a violence prevention advisory board consisting of campus faculty, staff, students and community members.  This advisory board meets on a monthly basis to discuss and develop a strategic plan around the prevention of power-based personal violence (partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking/harassment) on campus.  Members of the coalition come from the following areas:

  • Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Women's Center for Advancement Omaha
  • Alegent Creighton Health
  • The University's 9 colleges and schools
  • The University's 9 Divisions
  • Department of Public Safety 
  • Staff Advisory Council
  • President's Office
  • Jesuit Community
  • Registered Student Organizations

If you are interested in learning more about the Violence Prevention Advisory Board, please contact Allison Taylor, Associate Director for Prevention Education and Inclusion at 402-280-3794.

Advisory Board Meeting Minutes:

January 23, 2014

November 21, 2013

October 24, 2013

August 22, 2013

July 25, 2013

May 9, 2013