Authors: Litviniuc, A., & Wells, L.
This report is part of a series of research policy briefs aimed at informing the Alberta Primary Prevention Framework Policy Collaborative on strategies and actions to prevent domestic and sexual violence. The report highlights the importance of going beyond traditional approaches to violence prevention and, instead, focuses on building pathways to repair harm and support healing from systems of oppression. Recommendations offer a roadmap for the human service sector to engage in transformative learning processes that prioritize social inclusion as a prevention strategy and support equity-deserving communities to experience greater social inclusion and safety. The report concludes by emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and coming to terms with the difficult aspects of our history, systems, and practices in order to advance domestic and sexual violence primary prevention approaches that build on cultures founded on principles of healing, trust, and humility.
Please visit the Alberta Primary Prevention Playbook page to learn more about this and the other reports that will make Alberta a more inclusive and safe place to live, work, and play.