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Prevention in Rural Communities

This workshop will focus on successes and challenges of prevention programming in rural communities. Participants will recognize the risk factors and needs of their communities and strategize a prevention program suitable for them. They will also discuss and practice responses to common issues in rural prevention programming such as victim blaming and discrimination.


  • Jessica Bender, Community Coordinator, Family Refuge Center (she/her/hers)

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe some needs of their community including the risk factors to be addressed through their prevention programming.
  • Strategize a plan for their prevention programming considering their community's needs and risk factors as well as key partnerships.
  • Demonstrate responses to common issues of resistance to programming including victim blaming and harmful gender stereotypes.

Funding for this webinar was made possible in part by DH19-2343, through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

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