These courses provide foundational prevention training. Users who are new to prevention should complete all courses within this section before moving on to more advanced topics. 

Learning Objectives

  • Orient you to the main sections of the new Program Planning & Evaluation workbook, and highlight the detail of some of the workbook sections, specifically:
  • TRAIL 1: Understand why the prevention strategies you implement should complement one another, and practice determining the comprehensiveness of your programming
  • TRAIL 2: Learn the basics of evaluation, including the difference between process and outcome evaluation, that program planning and evaluation happen simultaneously, how to write an excellent outcome and how to use evaluation findings to improve your prevention strategies
  • TRAIL 3: Know some of the signs that your prevention programming may not be a cohesive as possible, and learn ways to prevent staff burnout and keep prevention feasible and fun
  • Understand when it might be appropriate to do a community readiness assessment.
  • Learn how the comprehensiveness of your programming is related to using your evaluation findings to improve your programming
  • TRAIL 4: Understand the difference between quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and the benefit of using a mixed-methods approach
  • Know the importance of being culturally and contextually responsible when collecting information for evaluation
  • TRAIL 5: Understand the importance of building your organization’s capacity to evaluate its own prevention programming, and learn ways to prevent the loss of capacity with inherent staff turnover
  • TRAIL 7: Understand how to share evaluation findings with your community partners
  • TRAIL 8: Know the basic steps of using evaluation findings to improve your programming

This course, intended for sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners, discusses key considerations for identifying quality statistics and rephrasing them appropriately for use in presentations, reports, and more. Prepared and narrated by Deena Fulton, MPH.

These courses provide foundational prevention training.  Users who are new to prevention should complete all courses within this section before moving on to more advanced topics. 

Prevention efforts are most effective when they are comprehensive. Complete the course lesson to gain an understanding of this topic.

This course provides an introduction to sexual health for sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners.