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ERIC Number: EJ1071156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
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ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
The DELTA PREP Initiative" Accelerating Coalition Capacity for Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Zakocs, Ronda; Freire, Kimberley E.
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n4 p458-470 Aug 2015
Background: The DELTA PREP Project aimed to build the prevention capacity of 19 state domestic violence coalitions by offering eight supports designed to promote prevention integration over a 3-year period: modest grant awards, training events, technical assistance, action planning, coaching hubs, the Coalition Prevention Capacity Assessment, an online workstation, and the online documentation support system. Objectives: Using quantitative and qualitative data, we sought to explain how coalitions integrated prevention within their structures and functions and document how DELTA PREP supports contributed to coalitions' integration process. Results: We found that coalitions followed a common pathway to integrate prevention. First, coalitions exhibited precursors of organizational readiness, especially having prevention champions. Second, coalitions engaged in five critical actions: engaging in dialogue, learning about prevention, forming teams, soliciting input from the coalition, and action planning. Last, by engaging in these critical actions, coalitions enhanced two key organizational readiness factors--developing a common understanding of prevention and an organizational commitment to prevention. We also found that DELTA PREP supports contributed to coalitions' abilities to integrate prevention by supporting learning about prevention, fostering a prevention team, and engaging in action planning by leveraging existing opportunities. Two DELTA PREP supports--coaching hubs and the workstation--did not work as initially intended. From the DELTA PREP experience, we offer several lessons to consider when designing future prevention capacity-building initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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