Family Violence Prevention Program

Due to COVID-19, Healthy Communities programs are not providing any community trainings or events at this time. If you are a client of Public Health and wish to speak with your case manager, please contact them directly. Thank you.

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The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) is a primary prevention program of the Healthy Communities Division. FVPP uses many strategies for the prevention of violence in Humboldt County, including:
  • Artistic Solutions - Workshops for participants of county programs using art as a tool for preventing family violence.
  • Workforce Development - Free workshops that give service providers tools for working with families experiencing intimate partner violence. See links below for the manual that is often included in these trainings.
  • Community Education - Participation in community events such as health fairs and conferences; classroom and workplace presentations. Inter-departmental training- Offers trainings within the Department of Health & Human Services to equip employees with tools to address family violence.
  • Resources and Referrals - Provides information on local resources such as victim services or batterer intervention programs. Also provides information on local workshops related to family violence issues.
  • Community Collaboration - Works with organizations such as the Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to coordinate campaigns such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Humboldt County Silent Witness Project.
Our office does not provide direct client service, please view our list of local resources for organizations that do.

What is primary prevention?

Primary prevention targets actions, strategies and/or policies that prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) from initially occurring. The goal of primary prevention is to decrease the likelihood that anyone will become a victim or a perpetrator by working to create conditions that make violence less likely to occur.

What is intimate partner violence?

The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy (taken from the CDC website).

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