Thank you for coming to our classroom. I liked the way you showed us to stop bullies because I have one on my bus.

- Elementary School student
 

Thank you for teaching me how to stay safe. I can:
1. Say Stop!
2. Walk Away!
3. Tell Someone!

- Middle School student

I really felt like you created a safe environment in our classroom where we could ask anything that we wanted and not be judged for it.

- High School student

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Youth Education Program

The Vera House Youth Education Program is a primary prevention program with the overall goal of challenging young people's attitudes about dating and sexual violence while increasing knowledge about healthy relationships and strategies to end or avoid abuse.

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
Four-session program designed for the 2nd and 4th grade levels for:

  • 2nd grade level:  Identifying bullies and safe options for their targets, safety planning if there is family violence, recognizing abusive and respectful behaviors, discussing personal safety rules and developing plans for personal safety. Click HERE to learn more.
  • 4th grade level: Recognizing abusive and respectful behaviors, safety planning if there is family violence, discussing safety rules and developing plans for personal safety, identifying bullies and safe options for targets and courageous bystanders. Click HERE to learn more.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Four-session program designed for the 7th grade level to:

  • heighten awareness of healthy and unhealthy dating relationships and friendships
  • increase knowledge of sexual harassment, its effects on students and what to do about it
  • challenge attitudes and beliefs about abuse
  • explore ways for students to take responsibility for their own behaviors and ways the culture promotes violence and sexist attitudes

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Four-session program designed for the 9th-12th grade levels to:

  • challenge values and beliefs which support dating violence and sexual assault
  • increase understanding of dating and sexual violence
  • build skills around identifying and creating healthy relationships, and reducing risk of sexual assault
  • explore the effects and consequences (legal, physical and emotional) of dating violence and sexual assault

MENTORS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION (MVP) PROGRAM

  • leadership training program that motivates young people to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered "women's issues" - sexual assault, dating violence, and sexual harassment
  • utilizes a unique approach to prevention by viewing youth as empowered bystanders who can stand up to abusing peers, not as potential victims or perpetrators
  • explores what it means to be a "Leader" and an "Empowered Bystander" followed by 5 content modules: Gender Roles, Types of Abuse, Alcohol & Consent, Sexual Harassment and Homophobia

To schedule a presentation with a Vera House Educator, click HERE to send an e-mail.

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