THE DELTA PROJECT Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances What Is Delta? A Campaign to Change the Attitudes and Beliefs That Cause Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Through Building Alliances With Neighborhood and Community Partners. PRIMARY PREVENTION HOW DOES IT WORK? Primary Prevention seeks to reduce the overall likelihood that anyone will become a victim or a perpetrator by creating conditions that make violence less likely to ever occur. THE DELTA PROJECT of PINELLAS COUNTY The Delta Project focus is on primary prevention and works to end intimate partner violence before it begins with Pinellas County. The project is a collaboration between the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task- Force and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. THE DELTA PROJECT HOW IS IT FUNDED? The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence(FCADV) received a three year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). FCADV then funded six community Coordinated Community Response Teams(CCR's) with certified Domestic Violence Centers serving as fiscal agents and staffing the project. The Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force is the CCR and The Haven is the fiscal agent and staffing agent. THE DELTA PROJECT STRATEGIC PLAN 2004-05 To expand the sustainability committee which would include members of the CCR and community volunteers who are committed to the promotion of primary prevention activities regarding domestic violence. To continue a relationship with the CCR, whereby,each meeting agenda would allow for primary prevention activities and presentations, thus impacting the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of the local CCR. THE DELTA PROJECT SRATEGIC PLAN 2004-05 THE PRIORITY POPULATION: BOYS Why BOYS ? Research shows that 90% of the perpetrators of intimate partner violence are men. In order to have a significant impact in reducing the level of domestic violence incidents from a long-term prospective, we must change BOYS’ ‘knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and environments that encourages gender violence against girls and women. Resources needed: Access to after-school programs which have a significant number of boys in attendance. Access to organized program which are male specific, such as, little league baseball, peewee football, and boy scout programs. Resources needed: Curriculum chosen to work with boys in these environments. Incentives to encourage participation. Activities:Individuals/Focus Groups/Workshops Offer boys and the men who work with boys focus group meetings to get to know and understand their feelings about gender violence. Develop pre and post evaluations and curriculum implementation through workshops. Desired Outcomes: Individual Expand upon the idea that gender violence is to never be tolerated. Enhance the promotion of boys being peaceful and non-violent. Re-affirm with the men and women working with boys the importance of primary prevention training and screening for domestic violence. Desired Outcomes: Community Develop Primary prevention activities that has community- wide impact, such as public forums, with pre and post evaluations and focus group meetings. Offer local media PSA’s. Short-Term Effects Individual: Increase the knowledge and/or awareness of boys concerning positive conflict resolution skills and recognizing and honoring their gentle, peaceful and non- violent feelings. Community: Expand upon the idea that gender violence is to never be tolerated. Intermediate Effects/ Actions Individual: Boys will treat girls respectfully. Boys will not resort to violence when engaged in conflict with girls and/or other boys. Community: There would be evidence of the change in behaviors toward gender violence. Long-Term Effects Individual: Boys will maintain peaceful, non-violent relationships. Community: Beliefs and attitudes would support the right of girls and women to be respected with the absence of violence in their intimate partner relationships.
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