COMMUNITY EDUCATION

The Community Education program reaches out to a multitude of professional and community groups in order to promote the message that domestic/dating violence is a serious crime and a major public health problem that requires a coordinated community response.

Trained educators provide in-service training and workshops to promote domestic violence awareness in the community. Presentations are given to professionals including civic organizations, health care workers and law enforcement on ways to combat domestic violence and on prevention/intervention strategies. Teachers and school administrators are also trained through this program on how to best recognize early warning signs of children affected by domestic violence.

YOUTH EDUCATION

The Youth Education program teaches students how to identify abuse, understand dating/domestic violence, realize their own responsibilities through choices, and the ultimately break the cycle of violence.

The Youth Educator provides education on domestic and dating violence to students in k-college. Educators participate in many school health fairs and awareness forums. Programs are designed to be age-appropriate and can be tailored to meet your specific needs and time restrictions.

The elementary education program concentrates on teaching anti-bullying/anti-violent behavior and in-classroom peaceful resolution. Ask about our Anti-Bullying Week with the Youth Educator and PAVE.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Warning Signs
  • Importance of Self Esteem
  • Healthy Relationships
  • How to Help a Friend
  • Bullying
  • Friendships
  • Cyber Safety
  • Five Forms of Abuse<
  • How to Get Help