A Prevention Program that Works

A Case Study of the Enlace Comunitario Promotora Model


dieguito What are the best practices of a prevention program?

In 2012, Enlace evaluated the success of our Promotora Prevention Project, a domestic violence survivor leadership and prevention program.

Here’s what we learned.

Full Case-Study                                            Recommendations

Thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for funding this evaluation.


3 Key Prevention Factors

1. Ability to identify domestic violence

2. Knowledge of prevention strategies

3. Increase in community leadership & self-esteem

Building Leadership

promotoras trained

3 Key Recommendations

1. Focus on DV as a social problem.

2. Build in evaluation up front.

3. Engage and train survivors as community leaders.

Building Social Capital

social capital

Violence Affects the Whole Family

“Children in early elementary school with a history of exposure to violence and/or are victims of violence score significantly lower on reading ability (almost 10 points lower in Happy Hispanic Mother and Children in the Park.reading achievement).”

For  the full  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Summary click here.

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