Organizational Capacity Building

Grow Forward: Lessons Learned from a National Assistance and Training Program

In 2012, Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT) launched a national training and technical assistance pilot project: Grow Forward: Building Lasting Organizational Capacity for Organizations Ending Violence Against Women.  A dedicated cohort of 23 OVW grantee organizations comprised of teams of advocates and leaders from across the country were selected to develop long-term, sustainable, organizational and leadership capacity-building strategies following an immersion institute that was held July 2013.

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.

User's Guide: Making the Case for Domestic Violence Prevention Using a Cost-Effective Framework

In 2004, TC-TAT produced a foundation paper, Domestic Violence Prevention Through the Lens of Cost-Effectiveness, which discussed concepts primarily from a theoretical and research point of view. In 2005-06, this paper was developed into Making the Case for Domestic Violence Prevention Through the Lens of Cost-Benefit. This manual includes expanded descriptions of cost-benefit approaches, tools, a glossary, and resources.

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