A guide to addressing dating violence in texas schools
Request a Prevention Speaker Request a Survivor Speaker Community Education and Prevention School Programs Survivor Speakers Bureau Teen Advisory Council Up Root Trained educators are available to train and educate health-care professionals, law enforcement officials, members of the clergy and other faith-based leaders, community organizations, corporations, and professional associations on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.
If you are interested in scheduling a training seminar for your group or workplace, please contact the Prevention Education Department at HAVEN by calling 248-334-1284, ext. Back to top A large part of the prevention strategy at HAVEN is focused on our partnerships with area schools.
School programs are presented in the classroom in an age-appropriate manner and are designed to raise awareness and provide information on how gender roles and expectations, as well as our culture, influence dating violence and sexual assault.
Students also learn about resources, risk reduction strategies and bystander intervention.
Staff in-services and parent information sessions are also available.
Helping Kids Help Themselves introduces young children to personal safety and body ownership through telling Daisy the HAVEN Raven’s story.
Daisy is alone with her uncle when he touches her and tells her to keep it a secret.
Children learn the difference between good and bad secrets, how to identify a safe grown-up, and that if abuse happens it is never their fault.
The program also offers guidelines for helping students who find themselves the object of such harassment.Students end up with the affirming message that we all want to feel good about ourselves and have respect for others, and that it’s never a good idea to make fun of or harass someone else — for any reason.The Skills for Violence-Free Relationships program concentrates on raising middle school and high school students’ awareness of sexual assault, dating violence and sexual harassment.Schools requesting services are charged a nominal fee.Spark is an eight-week program for middle school and high school girls focused on empowerment and self-esteem.
Through discussion, films and activities, girls learn about navigating the world as young women, creating boundaries, forming healthy and supportive relationships, and achieving personal goals.