The Catalyst is a prevention resource developed by TC-TAT to advance critical thinking and reflection about current issues and trends in the violence against women prevention movement.
Organizational Capacity Building
This online publication is for prevention advocates who are seeking strategies and inspiration to strengthen their community engagement work. We invite your ideas for creative ways that we can continue to deepen these conversations.
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.
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.
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.