Involvement opportunities offered for FREE to the community!

  • Introduction to Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness

    • This training covers some of the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn how to define both (some things might surprise you!), how to recognize signs of an unhealthy relationship (red flags), myths surrounding both issues that can be harmful to survivors, and how to help someone who might need you. 

 

  • Healthy Relationships for All Ages - SAFE Dates Program (4 to 10 weeks of sessions)

    • Focus on the positive! Learn what healthy relationships look like, the signs of an unhealthy relationship, and how to foster healthy communication and trust. This training can be helpful to everyone—but especially young teenagers who are just starting to date. When you know what’s healthy and what’s not you can take care of yourself better. 

 

  • Bystander Awareness - Learn How to be an Engaged Bystander - programs for all ages

    • This training can cover a few topics or just one, depending on what you’re looking for. Learn about bullying, teen dating violence and sexual assault, conflict resolution, recognizing the signs of bullying and teen dating violence, understanding the prevalence of bullying and its connection to abusive relationships, and practicing how to be a responsible and helpful bystander. 

 

  • Preschool/Elementary School Programs

    • The “Your Body Belongs to You” program is a great introduction for children to learn about their bodies, what touches are safe and what touches are not, who to talk to if someone makes them uncomfortable, and when to say “No!” and get help. 

    • Our “Books Lead the Way” program lets you choose the topic. Choose from conflict resolution, bullying, peer pressure, the role of media in our kid’s lives, acceptance, self-esteem, diversity, bystander awareness, or empathy. Choose which topics you need to address and we’ll do the rest—using the book as a guide and having developmentally appropriate activities that reinforce learning.

 

  • Parents In The Know

    • It is adults’ responsibility to keep children safe. Parents in the Know is an innovative practice-based child sexual abuse prevention program.

    • Childhood experiences can have great impact in the lives of adults.  The positive experiences of safe and healthy relationships can lead our children to success in adulthood while negative experiences of sexual abuse and neglect can lead to challenges as an adult.  The Center for Disease and Prevention and the Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic conducted the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) to investigate the association between childhood trauma and health and well-being later in life.  ACES found that negative childhood experiences such as sexual abuse are connected with poor health conditions later in life including chronic diseases, mental health and substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, suicide and numerous other conditions. 

    • Adults must be educated and build the skills necessary to intervene and prevent childhood trauma.  Adults can create a safe and healthy world for children by stopping child sexual abuse. 

    • Adults who sexually abuse children gradually build the trust of the child and the adults responsible for the child’s well-being, giving gifts, or favors, separating the child from others, creating secrecy and violating boundaries.  Child sexual abuse does not have to involve penetration, force, pain or even touch.  Child sexual abuse occurs when a person exposes a child to any sexual act or behaviors.  It is never the child’s fault. 

    • Parents in the Know consists of four 2-hour interactive sessions to help parents and guardians build, practice and strengthen skills to prevent child sexual abuse.

 

  • SAFE: Stop Abuse For Everybody

    • A personal safety training guide for adults with disabilities and care providers. While every person is at risk of becoming a victim of violence, risk factors are frequently rooted in oppression and inequality. These risk factors place certain groups at greater risk of being victimized, such as children, people in later life, people who do not speak English, and people with disabilities. This curriculum is designed to educate adults with disabilities about abuser and their rights. It also teaches caregivers how to respond. 

 

If you would like more information on on any of these educational opportunities,

please contact Brett at brett@havenoftiogacounty.org or call 570-724-3549.

HAVEN Offices:

@Wellboro

48 East Avenue

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Saturdays by appointment

@Mansfield University 

104 Alumni Hall

Hours:

Thursdays 9am-4:30pm (fall and spring semesters)

And upon request (year around)

 

Bus: (570) 724-3549
Fax: (570) 724-1361

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