Primary prevention of violence against women: Training needs of violence practitioners

Academic Article


  • Practitioners in domestic violence and sexual assault programs have been encouraged by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to enhance their activities in violence prevention; however, many practitioners have not been trained in prevention concepts and strategies. Therefore, a needs assessment was undertaken with practitioners in the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances and the Rape Prevention and Education programs to determine training needs. Results show that practitioners are very interested in primary prevention. They want to learn about working at the community level (rather than the individual level), developing and evaluating prevention activities, and identifying effective primary prevention programs. © 2009 Sage Publications.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 7051313
  • Author List

  • Martin SL; Coyne-Beasley T; Hoehn M; Mathew M; Runyan CW; Orton S; Royster LA
  • Start Page

  • 44
  • End Page

  • 56
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 1