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Courses indicate the main roles for which they are appropriate, though all roles have the potential to benefit from all courses. While all courses provide useful information regardless of role, noting which of the following main role categories are indicated for each course will help you prioritize course offerings:

Local Prevention Services Provider 

  • Your work is rooted in the community.  You conduct prevention activities directly with local community members and groups.  You likely work at a local sexual/domestic violence program or other community-based or campus program. Courses designed for your role will help you understand prevention; assess your communities; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention projects; engage prevention partners and allies; and influence your organization’s approach to prevention.

State Training and Technical Assistance Provider 

  • Your work involves building the prevention capacity of local prevention service providers.  You likely work at a state domestic/sexual violence coalition providing training and technical assistance to these programs. Courses designed for your role will help you communicate prevention concepts; help local programs develop, enhance and evaluate prevention projects; and continually apply new research findings.  You will benefit from reviewing courses designed for the Local PSP role. 

State Health Department Prevention Staff 

  • You are the public health leaders in your state.  Your work involves planning for prevention and overseeing prevention funding.  Courses designed for your role will help you determine your state’s prevention priorities and programming, create and promote prevention-based partnerships, leverage prevention funding, and impact prevention policy.


  • You manage prevention staff at your organization or institution.  You do not conduct prevention activities.  You likely serve as an executive director, department/division manager, or in a related role.  Courses designed for your role will help you maintain a basic understanding of primary prevention, understand best/promising practices for prevention, make the case for prevention, and incorporate prevention into your organizational mission and strategic plan.


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