Dating and domestic violence prevention

We are currently at a crossroads regarding the role of school- and community-based programming in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.There has never been greater awareness of the issue of violence, but at the same time society has never been more polarized in deciding how to respond: reactively or proactively.We bring people together in informal spaces (living rooms, cafes, libraries) to start conversations about dating and domestic violence prevention and support community-driven projects.In Waltham we work with a team of volunteers who plan events to build social connections and make people feel less isolated.If you are interested in having a professional training or community conversation, please contact [email protected] Against Violenc E (PAVE) is REACH’s youth program.Despite significant challenges, prevention efforts remain a very promising approach to reducing domestic violence and sexual assault.For over 30 years, we have provided age-specific education to youth and young adults on Long Island to help reduce the incidence of dating and family violence.

Our educators also provide in-service training in various settings – including healthcare, law enforcement and civic groups – on prevention and intervention strategies to combat domestic violence.Public awareness campaigns such as public service announcements and advertisements are common approaches to primary prevention of DV and SA with adults.These campaigns typically provide information regarding the warnings signs of violence and community resources for victims and perpetrators.Through informal dialogues and professional trainings, REACH shares domestic violence education, including how to spot the signs, where to refer someone for services, and how to help.We train police departments, medical professionals, social service agencies, military personnel, local businesses and corporations, college campuses, and faith organizations.

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