Women’s Center of Beaver County Prevention Programs
Domestic violence and sexual assault are issues that affect all persons, communities and organizations. While the Women’s Center provides a safe place for individuals that have been victimized to heal and become survivors, primary prevention efforts focus on changing the beliefs and norms that contribute to domestic violence and sexual assault in the first place. Changing the current reality can contribute to safer communities.
WCBC, like many of the other victim service agencies, seeks to offer primary prevention programs based in research. Primary Prevention programs are provided at both school and community locations and involve a range of 4 – 10 sessions. Additional, shorter programs have been developed to meet community requests, though these programs have not been rigorously evaluated to demonstrate effectiveness.
Our Education Department provides programs to local schools, community groups and professionals that teach strategies incompatible with violence and that promote healthy, non-violent relationships. Programs can also be customized to meet the needs of any group. If you are interested in any of the currently offered programs below or need more information, please call us at (724) 775-2032.
- Too Good for Violence
- Safe Dates
- Parents in the Know
- Bringing in the Bystander
- Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention
- Date Rape
- Statutory Sexual Assault (Imbalance of Power)
- Take a Walk in My Shoes
- Know Your Neighbors
- Identifying Sexual Harassment