Child victimization maltreatment bullying and dating violence prevention and intervention
Prevention Advocates tailor a workshop or series of workshops to the needs of specific adolescent audiences.
Workshops deal with all types of family violence including teen dating violence, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and healthy relationships.
Safe Dates is a ten session, research-based, dating abuse program that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. The curriculum can be presented over a period of days or weeks, depending on scheduling needs.
Prevention advocates provided community members and professionals workshops and professional development trainings on the complexity of child abuse and domestic violence.
Home visitation programs and other parent support efforts serve as critical entries for assuring that children and youth learn about social emotional learning skills at home and then have these values reinforced at school.A recent analysis of over 213 evaluation studies of SEL in schools found improvements in student behavior and academic achievement, reporting a 22% increase in social emotional skills, a 9% increase in positive attitudes and pro-social behavior, a 9% decrease in conduct problems, 10% decrease in emotional distress and an 11 percentile increase in test scores following implementation of evidence based social emotional learning curriculum.Any bullying prevention effort also needs to consider the social context in which bullying occurs and the group dynamics that may either perpetuate or prevent bullying behavior.Children learn strategies to protect themselves and stay safe, strong and free.This program is offered to children in pre- and elementary schools.