Principles of Prevention

SAPP views violence as a pervasive public health issue and asserts that violence is preventable. As a result, we provide free primary prevention programming in our community. Primary Prevention focuses on stopping perpetration BEFORE an incident occurs by providing universal education services that enhance community members relationship skills, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills as well as work to change negative attitudes about gender and violence.

SAPP works to address all levels of the spectrum of prevention.  The majority of our programming is focused on the bottom three levels: educating providers, promoting community education, and strengthening individual knowledge and skills.  A provider can include anyone who serves others.  This can be parents, doctors, nurses, local business owners, teachers, scout leaders, clergy, and even bartenders.  We hope to get more people knowing, understanding, and teaching our curriculum as well as provide parents with skills and resources on how to talk to their children about dating, sex, and violence prevention.



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