Improving our approach to community-led prevention

Lessons from the Connecting Communities program

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This resource brings together lessons from members of the Connecting Communities network and existing evidence on how to embed community-led practices into primary prevention initiatives working with multicultural and faith-based communities.  

Primary prevention activities in multicultural and faith-based communities are exciting opportunities for practitioners to take a community-led approach to program development and implementation. Community-led prevention can help practitioners put intersectional theory into practice by centring community expertise and needs, resulting in prevention programs that are culturally relevant, effective and sustainable.

This brief guide has been designed to support prevention practitioners working in community-led prevention initiatives with multicultural and faith-based communities. It also aims to share practical lessons from the Connecting Communities network which can be embedded into any primary prevention initiatives that engage with these communities.

This resource has been developed as part of the Connecting Communities program, a partnership program between the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) and Safe and Equal to support the learning and professional development needs of the Connecting Communities network, a network of organisations working with multicultural and faith-based communities to prevent violence against women in Victoria since 2022. 

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Resource type: Brief guide 
Download file type: 4-page PDF and Word Doc
Best print size: A4 

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