The Education Program at Raphael House works to enact social change and prevent domestic violence by engaging our entire community in conversation and by encouraging people of all genders, ages and backgrounds to speak out against violence.
The primary activity of the Education Program is offering free trainings throughout our community. We present in local middle and high schools, to healthcare providers, business leaders and community organizations, to DHS employees, to parent groups and to anyone else who is interested in joining the conversation and ending domestic and sexual violence. Topics covered include teen dating violence, media influence, types of abuse, healthy relationships, sexual assault, consent, warning signs of abuse, vicarious trauma, oppression, barriers to leaving, and being a support person.
Many thanks to Spirit Mountain Community Fund and Verizon Foundation for funding our Education program in 2011/2012!
We currently offer all the following presentations and trainings. Click to download full descriptions of each option.
Addressing Domestic Violence as a Community
School-based Presentations: Healthy Relationships for Teens
Healthier Relationships for Your Teen
Domestic Violence Hurts All of Us: Make Your Workplace a Safe Place
The Importance of Screening for Domestic Violence in the Medical Community
In Her Shoes
Effects of Oppression and Interpersonal Violence on the LGBTQ Community
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