ERIC Number: EJ1071156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Integrated Services, Health Education, Health Promotion, Organizational Objectives, Organizational Theories, Technical Assistance, Operations Research, Consortia, Grants, Awards, Training, Strategic Planning, Coaching (Performance), Program Evaluation, Capacity Building, Online Systems, Family Violence
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