09/06/2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM PST




Shelby Vice (she/her) and Jessie Towne-Cardenas (she/her)


Lourdes Perez (she/her) - All Children Thrive


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 the 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 policies in schools, municipalities, and organizations.


Para la conferencia web en español, vaya aquí.

For part two, go here

Learning Objectives

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