Featured below are Prevention Tips for various audiences.
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Some people and agencies in your community may be very new to prevention so you will want to use this tip sheet that has small actionable “asks”. Prevention is focused on changing behaviors while awareness events are focused on changing knowledge. The goal of prevention is to have people doing a behavior that they did not do before rather than only being aware of something. Prevention content should focus on the solution and frame content through a role that everyone can identify with.
Some people and agencies in your community may be more familiar with prevention or previously partnered on prevention activities with you. These “asks” are still actionable, but require slightly more effort. Consider the partners capacity or understanding of prevention when presenting these asks.
Teaching how to be an active bystander is one way to engage all community members in prevention. Framing prevention in this way doesn’t put persons in the victim or perpetrator role. Active bystander approaches focus on skill building for realistic interventions. It is important to promote proactive behaviors to create new norms, in addition to equipping persons with reactive skills.
Becoming a good relative involves engaging Traditional ways of being which require us to interact with others from a place of compassion and respect. When we actively practice this way of living, we will not only prevent bad things from happening but promote the well-being of all people.