What is Primary Prevention?
Primary Prevention aims to stops negative outcomes from happening in the first place. In the same way farm safety initiatives, Quit smoking campaigns and TAC campaigns increase peoples knowledge and understanding about potential harms, primary prevention initiatives create the necessary social change in peoples attitudes and beliefs required to stop harmful outcomes before they happen.
Primary Violence Prevention is about stopping violence before it happens through social change.
Primary Care Connect is committed to rejecting and changing all forms of violence and abuse by working with alongside local people, clubs and workplaces in Greater Shepparton creating new norms, behaviours and structures where violence in any form is no longer acceptable, tolerated or justified.
So Primary Violence Prevention is about actions that can be taken by everyone to stop violence from happening at all.
Primary Prevention initiatives do not manage incidences of Family/ Domestic Violence that have already occurred as that is the role of specialist services such as Family Violence Services, Police and Courts.
Our Vision is to support the community to understand and recognise the causes of violence and abuse against women and create meaningful social change to stop this violence.