Twelve Principles of Effective Prevention Programs


Principles 1-9 are adapted from Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (2008) and based on practitioner experience as well as earlier research by Nation, M., Crusto, Cl, Wandersman, Al, Kumpfer, K.l., Seybolt, D., Morrissey-Kane, El, and Davino, K. (2002) “What works in prevention: Principles of Effective Prevention Programs.” American Psychologist, 58, 449-456. Principles 10-12 are suggested additions by Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT). This list is a work in progress.

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