Dating Violence Prevention

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    Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of date rape, verbal and physical abuse, threats of abuse and other forms of violence that occur between dating teens through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on potential victims and perpetrators; agency, school or health care personnel who work with them; or the community as a whole. Activities may include classroom-based education, teacher workshops, parent workshops, peer leadership training, counseling groups for males who abuse or threaten a female peer, and community-based workshops for out-of-school youth. Programs may also be available for older people who are dating.

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    Beginning Over FoundationServices for victims of domestic violence includes salon makeovers, legal consultation, court preparation and accompaniment, transitional housing and information and referrals to other community resources. Also has free 72-hour kennel services for pets of women receiving other services. Offers programs in dating violence and bullying prevention and works with cosmetology schools to help hairdressers recognize the warning signs of abuse in their clients.NorthamptonBeginning Over FoundationBeginning Over Foundation
    Boro Women & Family Services - Preventative Support & EducationStudents, Parents & Group Education Presentations STD Educational Information Drug & Alcohol Resources & Referrals Self Injury Resources & Referrals Domestic Violence Support, Resources & Referrals Sexual Assault Support, Resources & Referrals Health Crisis Resources & Referrals Mental Health Resources & ReferralsErieBoro Women & Family ServicesBoro Women & Family Services
    Center for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCV educates the community on the causes of violence and promotes wellness and violence prevention through education and outreach, peace-building efforts, and arts and media programming. Education programs focus on sexual assault, violence prevention, grief and loss, and understanding trauma.AlleghenyCenter for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCenter for Victims
    Community Awareness Education - YWCA Northcentral PAAwareness programs are available to groups of all ages — including specially focused violence prevention trainings. Presentation topics include: Healthy touch education Dating relationships Workplace safety related to sexual harrassment Life skills and parenting workshop Community Safe Touch Stranger Danger Child mandated reporting Expert witness testimony for sexual assault casesLycomingYWCA - Northcentral PennsylvaniaYWCA
    Laurel House - Dating Violence EducationDating Violence Prevention Programs heighten young adults' awareness of dating violence and domestic violence and offer tools to aid in building healthy relationships. Through our prevention and education program, we aim to break the cycle of violence by providing alternatives to the roles of victim and perpetrator. We provide programs to middle, high school and college classes, as well as community, church and synagogue youth groups. Presentations include information about power and control, warning signs of potentially abusve behavior, safety tips, defining healthy relationships and gender role stereotyping.MontgomeryLaurel House - Montgomery; NorristownLaurel House
    SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network - Academic AwarenessOffers a full range of in-school educational programs that emphasize healthy relationships and challenge the acceptance of violence as a means of coping with adversity. Age appropriate courses are tailored to students from elementary school through college. Support group counseling is available for high-risk teens.ErieSafeNet Domestic Violence Safety NetworkSafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network
    SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network - Community AwarenessProvide informative presentations about domestic violence to community groups. Professional trainings are offered and tailored to the workplace.ErieSafeNet Domestic Violence Safety NetworkSafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network
    The Open Link - Upper Perkiomen Domestic Violence Task Force (UPDVTF)The Task Force is a program of The Open Link designed to provide a coordinated, community response in ending domestic violence. Our list of programs and presentations include Dating Violence Education (for adolescents), Domestic Violence Education (for adults), and Bystander Education (for everyone). All presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your group or organization. Current Task Force Members include: - Community & Health Organizations - Local Law Enforcement - Legal Network - Social Service AgenciesMontgomeryThe Open Link Main Office - Montgomery; PennsburgThe Open Link
    Transitions - School Education Programs for Middle and High SchoolOffers a variety of educational presentations and topics for middle school and high school aged students. Topics and target audiences include: Talking About Sexual Harassment-defines sexual harassment and explores prevention techniques and reporting practices; target audience is 7th grade H.A.D. Enough-dating violence curriculum addresses the growing crisis of abuse within teen relationships. The video and discussion outline the differences between healthy and unhealthy behavioral patterns in dating relationships; target audience is 8th grade. Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault-a statistic-based prevention program explains the dynamics and cycle of abuse. The presentation defines acquaintance rape, statutory rape, and drug-facilitated sexual assault, addresses issues surrounding victim blaming, and outlines safety planning measures; target audience is 9th to 11th grade. Cyber-Bullying Prevention-an interactive board game style exercise will empower students to respond effectively to bullying; target audience is 7th to 12th grades. Bystander Intervention-builds knowledge, skills, and courage to safely intervene in a situation when another person needs help; target audience is 7th to 12th grades. Internet Safety-addresses safety on social media sites; target audience is 6th to 12th grades. Internet Safety for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities-video presentation teaches individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities about online safety. Following the video, education staff facilitates discussion about warning signs and how to report dangerous online activity. ​Social Cruelty-series takes a look at teen bullying and aggressive behavior from male and female perspectives. It will outline the unhealthy outcomes for both and provide resources for getting help; 2-day classroom series; target audience is 9th to 12th grades. Hanging Out or Hooking Up-participants discuss the differences and similarities between how men and women view dating and relationships; 2 classroom sessions; target audience is 11th and 12th grades. Sportsmanship-promotes respectful communication for coaches and athletes to encourage ethical and appropriate behavior both in and out of their sport; target audience is middle school to sollege aged students. o schedule for programming in your school, contact: Heather Shnyder, Education Specialist at or Rachel Farrow, Education Specialist at oy by calling 570-523-1134 ext. 104. UnionTransitions of PATransitions of PA
    Turning Point of Lehigh ValleyDomestic Violence Agency/Support Services Provides counseling, support groups, court advocacy and safe housing when fleeing abuse to victims of domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day to callers and is the first step for accessing all services. Court advocates provide orientation to the criminal justice system, explain the process of obtaining a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, and provide court accompaniment to victims during PFA hearings and at criminal or contempt proceedings. Provides training programs on domestic violence for businesses, police officers, clergy, health care providers and other social service agency staff as well as prevention programs to youth. LehighTurning Point of Lehigh ValleyTurning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Women's Resources pf Monroe County, Inc. - Prevention Education/Community OutreachProvides education and awareness on matters of violence, abuse and sexual violence as the first steps toward prevention. Prevention education programs are currently available for pre-school/kindergarten, elementary, high-school and college aged groups. High school prevention programs use the “Expect Respect” curriculum, focusing on healthy relationships, respect, consent, bullying and how to be an effective bystander. The 8-session program engages youth to become leaders among their peers and in their communities to prevent and end violence. Pre-school, kindergarten and elementary students can receive programs that teach healthy friendships, respect, how respond to bullying, safe and unsafe touches/”No-Go-Tell”, weapon safety and how to identify adults who can help them. Programs offered to college students, adults and professionals vary to meet training needs. Topics can involves: General information on domestic/sexual violence, bystander intervention, risk reduction, respect/consent, and how drugs and alcohol can play a part in violence.MonroeWomen's Resources of Monroe County, Inc.Women's Resources of Monroe County, Inc.

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