As the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrates its 20th anniversary, a recent article in the Journal of Safety Research lists the Top 20 violence and injury practice innovations since 1992. CALCASA is pleased that its national project PreventConnect is featured in this article.
Here are some of the top innovations related to sexual and domestic violence prevention:

  • Connecting and Training Practitioners Online: With advances in technology, more an more resources are available online to build the capacity of prevention practitioners. PreventConnect is recognized as one of the online resources that has built a community of prevention practitioners. Other highlights included CDC’s VetoViolence eLearning site, VAWnet and National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
  • Moving Upstream in Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention – RPE and DELTA. IN the last 10 years CDC’s leading primary prevention initiatives have demonstrated the value of advancing primary prevention efforts. The Rape Prevention Education Program (RPE) and The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances Program (DELTA) aim to increase primary prevention of intimate partner (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) through capacity-building in states and communities.
  • Engaging Boys and Men to Prevent Violence Against Women. Many organizations have developed approaches that engage boys and men as part of the solution to violence against women, and prevention more broadly, Examples include Coaching Boys to Men, Men of Strength Clubs and organizations such as Men Stopping Violence and MensWork.

Below is the full citation of the article. Click here to get the full text.
Howard C. Kress, Rita Noonan, Kimberley Freire, Angela Marr, Acasia Olson, Top 20 violence and injury practice innovations since 1992, Journal of Safety Research, Volume 43, Issue 4, September 2012, Pages 257–263

Abstract: This article presents what the authors consider to be among the top 20 practice innovations since the inception of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in 1992. The innovations embody various characteristics of successful public health programs and have contributed to declines in violence, motor vehicle, residential fire, and other injury rates over the past 20 years. Taken together, these innovations have reduced the burden of violence and injury and have influenced current practice and practitioners in the United States and worldwide.