Crisis Center North Community Programming

Crisis Center North regularly educates community members from the following: civic and nonprofit organizations, places of employment, the healthcare system, the legal and law enforcement system, and churches. Programming is designed to create awareness and primary prevention. Content frequently includes the basic concepts of domestic violence; how to recognize, respond, and refer; and the impact of domestic violence on the community and its members. Programs also highlight Crisis Center North’s services and volunteer opportunities.

Advanced content is available for healthcare providers on screening patients for domestic violence (including traumatic brain injury, human trafficking, and reproductive coercion); domestic violence in special populations, and creating system response. Likewise, advanced content is available for police and the legal system on topics like early intervention, lethality assessment, protocols and procedures, etc…

CCN believes in the power of the community and its integral part to prevention and education. The following community education opportunities are available:

  • Speakers’ Bureau – a program that trains community members to publically speak on behalf of the Center, creating awareness and engaging more people in the mission.
  • Survivors’ Speakers Bureau – a program that trains survivors and their family members, who wish to share their experience of domestic violence with the community, how best to structure their story and what to expect from media or public appearances.
  • The Northern Stars Prevention Education Advisory Board – a group of professionals representing partnering community entities and affiliates in the Center’s service territory, such as hospitals, universities, schools, police departments, and businesses, who gather with the focus of collective impact. This group meets quarterly to work collaboratively to build awareness, generate resources and partnerships, and offer support to community members experiencing domestic violence.

Contact Crisis Center North at 412-364-6728 to schedule community programming