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Community Education Programs
To end sexual and domestic violence we must talk about its presence in our community, educate ourselves about the dynamics of abuse and understand how each of us plays a role in the process to end the violence. Through outreach and education, Faith House´s Community Education Program works to increase knowledge and prevent future violence.
This program provides presentations to civic and professional groups, schools, private organizations, parents and loved ones of survivors, as well as other interested groups. In order to enhance community response to these issues, staff provides professional trainings to responders such as law enforcement officers, attorneys, health care providers, faith leaders and pastoral staff, social workers, counselors, caregivers, employers, educators and child care personnel.
Community outreach is essential in creating a safety net in our community and important in preventing future violence. Faith House employees and trained volunteers staff booths at a variety of community events in order to heighten awareness about domestic violence and Faith House services.
Faith House creates, maintains and distributes brochures on domestic violence that are available for public display in a variety of locations. If you are interested in displaying materials on domestic violence at your place of business or at a community location please call us at (337) 267-9422
Youth Prevention Education Programs
Faith House offers specialized educational presentations, free of charge, to schools or any youth-oriented groups.
• "Hands are Not for Hitting" is targeted for elementary school children. This program focuses on appropriate ways to use your hands in positive ways and offers alternatives to hitting as a method of anger management. As part of the program, children take a pledge to not use their hands for hitting.
• "Safe Dates" is an evidence-based curriculum that provides information on healthy relationships. This curriculum includes information on dating violence including warning signs of an unhealthy relationship and how to help a friend who is experiencing dating violence. This program is a 5 hour program which is set up to be completed in 3 to 5 separate sessions. This program is targeted to children aged 12-17.
• "Love Is" is a summer program, based on Safe Dates, for girls 12-17 to learn about healthy relationships in a safe, relaxed atmosphere featuring games, skits and roleplaying.