Creating Protective Environments Web Conference (Part One and Two)

September 6th and 7th, 2023

1 pm to 2:30 pm PT

Audience: Open to all California Preventionists  

Description: This training will identify specific community, organizational, and societal level change strategies that local programs can implement to create protective environments that prevent Sexual Violence (SV)/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). The training will provide an overview of how protective environments improve the conditions in communities to prevent violence and provide examples of program strategies currently utilized in a variety of settings. In addition, the training will highlight two comprehensive programs that address protective environments locally including the Youth Advocacy Department of San Diego Unified School District and All Children Thrive, California project. Strategies discussed include topics related to changing gendered social norms, increasing community connectedness, placemaking strategies, alcohol-related policies, and violence prevention policy in schools, municipalities, and organizations.

As a result of attending the training participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the characteristics of a protective environment.
  2. Identify at least three (3) comprehensive strategies that build protective environments to prevent SV/IPV. 
  3. Identify multi-sector partners for implementing strategies that build protective environments.

To access the English and Spanish recordings and materials/resources for Part One, click HERE

To access the English and Spanish recordings and materials/resources for Part Two, click HERE.


For the Prevention Playlist on Creating Protective Environments, click HERE.