The Domestic Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative partnership between the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) and the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center through Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) IMPACT. For more information on this partnership, please visit: link to CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/delta/impact/.
The DVP program focuses on the integration of community members and agency staff in order to create awareness and mobilization around harmful issues such as, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault. Working with a culturally specific community presents unique barriers that enable us to create innovative methods in addressing these issues within community spaces. Cultural sensitivity and competency are at the core of all programming expectations, ensuring that we are delivering nuanced approaches when targeting sensitive topics.
The DVP program focuses on mobilizing community members to take action; while fostering an environment that allows community members to promote healthy relationships through community collaborations and collectively working towards ending Intimate Partner Violence.
Increase awareness of IPV, sexual violence, and sexual assault among community members
Promote the Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Implement Economic Supports for Working Families (strengthen household financial security and strengthen work-family supports)
Increase Social Cohesion through Creating Protective Environments (Modify the physical and social environments of neighborhoods)
Develop and implement activities at the local level to prevent incidences of IPV among marginalized community members (Youth, Women and Immigrants)
Increase gender equity norms through community partnerships
Implement preventative strategies to promote healthy relationships
Promote protective factors and reduce risk factors to prevent IPV
Community leaders, religious leaders, community organizations, local groups in Dearborn and surrounding cities
Youth, women, immigrants in Dearborn and surrounding cities
Fatima Boussi, Program coordinator