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FAQ Topic: Office of Violence Prevention & Trauma Recovery


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Evidence, Evaluate, Effectiveness

The data we receive from needs assessments, community surveys, stakeholder interviews, and focus groups helps us to identify or design prevention strategies for an evidence-based approach to program planning. Once prevention strategies are implemented, they are evaluated rigorously to determine their effectiveness. Communities are then encouraged to implement strategies based on the available resources and … Continued

Protective Factors and Risk Factors

It is not enough to know the magnitude of a public health problem. It is important to understand what factors protect people or put them at risk for experiencing or perpetrating violence. Why are risk and protective factors useful? They help identify where prevention efforts need to be focused. (insert in note box)Risk factors do … Continued

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