Community Education & Violence Prevention
About the Program
The Women’s Center offers trainings and presentations designed to challenge myths and stereotypes about domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking.
We partner with area schools (grade schools, middle schools, and high schools) and youth groups to provide age appropriate and engaging educational sessions that address the topics of healthy and unhealthy boundaries, warning signs of abuse, power and control in relationships, consent, and additional resources within the community.
Studies have found that violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications and effects: putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, promiscuous behavior, and further dating abuse.
Our goal is to empower students through education and facilitating discussions that challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about relationships.
Bring Education and Violence Prevention Initiatives to Your Community
To learn more about bringing education and violence prevention initiatives to your community or to request a presentation in your business or organization, please call 262.547.4600, or fill out our Community Education Request Form. We are also adding new videos for children on our Video Resources page while we are unable to hold in-person presentations.
Training & Presentations
This programming extends to the larger community as well and is available to any group looking to be informed on issues of violence and violence prevention.
We provide trainings and presentations to:
- Law enforcement
- Community centers
- Civic organizations
- Healthcare organizations and medical providers
- Professional and social service organizations
- Faith-based organizations
The purpose of our educational outreach is to equip community members with knowledge and practical tools they can use to address issues of interpersonal violence in their own life or the life of someone they know. We always collaborate with your organization and tailor every training and presentation to your needs, and engagements can be held at your location or another agreed upon venue.
Topics we typically cover include:
- Healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Bullying and bystander intervention
- Teen dating violence
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Affirmative consent
- Healthy masculinity
- Digital safety
- Human trafficking