Preventing Violence within Valdez is not something AVV can do alone. In order to engage community members to make positive impacts and create community mobilization. We need all hands-on deck.
"True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it's preventing things from happening in the first place."
Attention all parents of girls in 3rd-5th grade! AVV Prevention programming is offering a FREE GIRLS ON THE RUN program. This is a program which focuses on fostering a healthy self-esteem while training to do a 5K in the end of spring! The program promotes a healthy MIND, BODY and SPIRIT! All interested participants will receive a girls on the run packet and participate in weekly runs with AVV prevention coordinator, Amber Major! Please see the flyer for details!
Valdez Prevention Coalition compromised of pro-active leaders who are taking a stand against violence of all forms. Leaders from the counseling center, Valdez local city government, the police force, local businesses, and also Active Community Members. They have worked to build a comprehensive prevention plan with the goal of preventing first time victimization and first-time perpetration.
Lead On! For Peace and Equality is a youth engagement strategy based on a model that identifies, trains, and enlists the help of key opinion leaders to change social norms and behaviors. The program is based on effective behavior change theory, diffusion of innovation/social influence principles, which states that trends and innovations are often initiated by a relatively small segment of opinion leaders in the population. Once innovations are modeled and accepted, they then diffuse throughout a population, influencing others.