Prevention Institute’s approach to preventing violence focuses on developing strategy, tools, and capacity to address the complex underlying contributors to violence. Our work addresses multiple forms of violence (e.g. school, community, family, intimate partner, sexual) and acknowledges the relationships amongst and from which they stem.
Violence - in its multiple forms - is prevalent in far too many homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. It results in death, injury, trauma, disability, and fear, stymies worker productivity and academic achievement, contributes to the deterioration of families and communities, and carries a heavy financial burden.
By reducing risk factors, strengthening resilience factors, and changing norms, violence can be prevented. Prevention Institute works with governmental and community groups to expand efforts from a focus on the aftermath of violence to upfront approaches that address violence before it occurs. By focusing on both the underlying contributors and the infrastructure, staffing, and policies that contribute to them, the Institute fosters a comprehensive approach to preventing violence.