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    Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of violent acts committed by youth on the streets, in the schools or in other settings through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with families, the schools, health care providers, law enforcement officials and/or the community at large. The program may provide information about model/promising prevention and intervention programs and crisis response strategies; descriptions of the risk factors associated with youth violence; research including statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens; outreach; and/or presentations that may be tailored for a variety of audiences.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Abuse and Rape Crisis Center - Hope for the FutureOffers violence prevention programs designed to bring awareness about interpersonal violence and prevent the perpetration of violence. Programs are presented in our local school districts, from the headstarts through the high schools.BradfordAbuse and Rape Crisis CenterAbuse and Rape Crisis Center
    Booker T. Washington Center - Prevention ProgramsThe BTWC offers daily prevention programs from Monday through Thursday. The prevention programs include: PATHS– outlines risks associated with drugs and promotes positive self-esteem. Life Skills - helps youth handle everyday life issues while providing them with resources. Too Good for Violence–helps prevent unnecessary violence by using peer mediation. All Stars– prevents and delays high-risk behaviors while developing positive ideas, creating conventional norms, and building strong personal commitments. Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs(ATOD)– discusses the dangers of using tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.ErieBooker T. Washington CenterBooker T. Washington Center
    CADEkids - Helping Children Make Smart Decisions - Classroom ProgramsProviding life-skills instruction and guidance to children who live with harsh realities including drug abuse and violence in their communities. Our classroom-based specialists help children develop and maintain skills for problem solving, decision-making, communication, refusing substance abuse, and resolving conflict without violence. During the current school year, CADEkids' Specialists are working at approximately 30 Philadelphia public schools (K-8). CADEkids' evidence-based services are delivered in whole classroom with the teacher present, and occasionally in small group settings (as requested by school personnel).PhiladelphiaCADEkids - Philadelphia; CitywideCADEkids
    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
    Family Services of Montgomery County - Norristown Area Communities That Care for Youth (CTC)Norristown Area Communities That Care for Youth (CTC) is an initiative that organizes and mobilizes the community to reduce the risk factors that contribute to youth violence and substance abuse.MontgomeryFamily Services of Montgomery County - Montgomery; EaglevilleFamily Services of Montgomery County
    Fulton County Partnership - Communities that CareA proven approach to preventing youth violence, delinquency and drug use, and promoting positive youth development and strong families. It brings members of the community together to evaluate community-wide data, identify and prioritize risk factors, and implement evidence-based (i.e. proven-effective) programs aimed at reducing risk factors and ultimately improving youth outcomes.FultonFulton County Partnership - ProgramFulton County Partnership
    G.R.E.A.T. @ Kendrick Recreation Center - Violence Reduction and Gang AwarenessProvides recreational activities with an emphasis on violence reduction and gang awareness. Activities under the direction of specially trained police officers include community service, swimming, competitive games, workshops and trips. Lunch served.PhiladelphiaG.R.E.A.T. @ Kendrick Recreation Center - Philadelphia; ManayunkG.R.E.A.T. @ Kendrick Recreation Center
    Mothers Against Teen ViolenceMentors at-risk youth in Erie. Located in the Booker T. Washington Center.ErieMothers Against Teen ViolenceMothers Against Teen Violence
    Neighborhood First Program - TAG (Teen Awareness Group)The mission of T.A.G. is to provide a safe environment during the hours of 3 PM - 5 PM every Thursday after school for members who consist of an alliance of diverse young people from all backgrounds and social groups, dedicated to working together to become young leaders. This group is designed to allow students, who would not usually be grouped together because of abilities or ages, join together to identify the various compromising situations many young people will face during their adolescent years, and attempts to raise awareness and promote healthy social decision making and behaviors. Students participate in fundraisers, educational trips, and occasional game days.BucksNeighborhood First Program, Inc.Neighborhood First Program, Inc. - Bucks; PA
    Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network - Intensive Prevention ServicesServices include: Academic support and referrals as needed Social and emotional competency building Mentoring Recreation Work ready programming Community servicePhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
    Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility - Violence PreventionViolence Prevention offers educational interventions for youth on a variety of social related issues. Programs available include: - Peaceful Posse - Youth Court Program - Bullying Prevention - Youth MentoringPhiladelphiaPhysicians for Social Responsibility - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Safe2Say SomethingA youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. The primary way this program is operates is thru an app, it can be found on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, the apps name is Safe2Say Something PA, see website below on how to download.DauphinSafe 2 Say SomethingPennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    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
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Information and Educational ServicesInformation and Educational Services are delivered through various workshops, trainings, and programs. Information/Education Services Include: - Monthly newsletter - Workplace Violence and Financial Literacy workshops - Professional training in domestic violence counseling and identification - Healthy relationships program teaching non-violent behavior to teens and young children - Community education programs in community groups, schools, businesses, churches, and synagogues to teach about abuse dynamics and identify methods to help victims of domestic violenceMontgomeryWomen's Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Elkins ParkWomens Center of Montgomery County

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