Community Education

Information about domestic violence and sexual assault education programs available to the community.

Page updated on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Community Education 

If you are a member, employee or owner/manager of a school, PTO/PTA group, business, club, organization or religious group, you might consider inviting us to do a presentation for your group. To book a speaker on any of the topics below, please call 703.746.5030.

Through age-appropriate discussion and activities, topics can include:

  • Assertiveness
  • Conflict resolution
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Employment services
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Teen pregnancy prevention

Curriculum Taught by DCHS Sexual Assault Staff for Middle and High School Students

Safe Dates

Safe Dates is a 10 session dating abuse evidence-based curriculum, including a play, poster contest and parenting materials. The goals of this program is to 1) Raise participants’ awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships 2) Raise participants’ awareness of dating abuse and its causes and consequences 3) Equip participants with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships, and 4) Equip participants with the skills to develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management and conflict resolution.

Do YOU

Do YOU is a 10 session curriculum that is facilitated in small, similar-gender groups (8-10 teens in each group). Each of the sessions uses experiential activities and creative expression to build resilience in youth. The program aims to help teens build compassion, learn to model fairness and equality, feel valued by one’s community, adapt media literacy tools to critically analyze and deconstruct messaging, learn about the four components of healthy sexuality, and practice primary communication skills.

Shifting Boundaries

 Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based curriculum designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school adolescents. The intervention consists of two parts: a classroom-based curricula and a school-wide component. This curriculum aims to 1) Increase knowledge and awareness of sexual abuse and harassment  2) Promote pro-social attitudes and a negative view of dating violence and sexual harassment 3) Promote nonviolent behavioral intentions in bystanders 4) Reduce the occurrence of dating and peer violence , and 5) Reduce the occurrence of sexual harassment.

For more information, call 703.683.7273.

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