Prevention

The CDC states that “Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.” SafeHouse is dedicated to preventing both domestic and dating violence in our community through community education and awareness.

Community:

Be Prepared with the tools and information needed to help those in domestic violence situations.

Upon request, SafeHouse Prevention Educators provide on-site free trainings and presentations tailored to your organization’s needs. Most trainings require at least an hour for full effectiveness. To schedule a training or for more information, contact prevention@safehousefl.com.

Trainings include, but are not limited to:

Understanding Domestic Violence in Our Community

A conversation about Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. What do you feel, think and know about domestic violence and why it occurs in our community? Join us as we talk about the violence; what it is, how it happens, how to help someone, and what resources are available.

Cut it Out Salons Against Abuse

Cut it Out builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs, know how to respond and safely refer clients to local resources. For more information or to schedule a FREE training, contact prevention@safehousefl.com or call 407-302-5220 ext. 234

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Children are often the overlooked victims of domestic violence. This training reviews domestic violence basics and how it effects the development of the body and mind of children. This training will provide the tools to respond children in a safe manner.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Abuse travels from the home to the workplace and the effects are devastating to the victim, coworkers, and employers. This issue affects productivity, increases absenteeism, and risks the lives of others. The cost translates to hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace training covers: 

  • Educating employers and employees about domestic violence
  • Security best practices
  • Workplace/personal safety plans
  • Guidelines for helping

Understanding Domestic Violence for Healthcare Professionals

This is offered to all in the healthcare field. Appropriate screening for and responding to domestic violence is vital for survivors of domestic violence. This training promotes an increase in understanding and sensitivity for those survivors and how to best assist them.

P.A.V.E. (Parents Active in Violence Education)

A free program offered by Prevention Educators at SafeHouse to help you understand the dynamics of an abusive relationship and how to identify the red flags. Get prepared to have this important discussion to protect your teens from dating abuse.

Together we can P.A.V.E. the way to healthy relationships.

Dating Violence Prevention for School Personnel

School staff and resources officers have day to day contact with many youth and have the ability to identify and help those in abusive relationships. This training will educate staff on how to help those that may be experiencing violence as well as reaching out to those exhibiting abusive behaviors to teach them appropriate behaviors.

Understanding Domestic Violence for Religious Leaders

This training is focused on providing understanding and resources for clergy working with those in domestic violence relationships.

In Her Shoes

National interactive presentation for understanding victims of domestic violence. Participants take on the personae of a victim of domestic violence for the training and make decisions to increase the understanding and knowledge of barriers victims face. This training is facilitated in two hours.

Teens:

Teen dating violence is a large social problem. Statistics show one out of every three teens will experience abuse in their relationships. Our goal is to educate adolescents and parents about dating violence in hopes that they will be able to recognize relationship violence and be able to help out their friends in violent situations. We focus on developing healthy relationships in a fun interactive manner. To schedule a Prevention Educator to come to your facility free of charge, contact prevention@safehousefl.com.

Prevention Programs include:

T.R.U.E. (Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality)

This once a week, nine-week program focuses on building healthy relationships with Trust Respect Understanding and Equality. Along with healthy relationships, the sessions also include: facts and definitions of relationship violence, warning signs, safety planning, and how to help a friend in an abusive relationship.
These programs are offered to middle and high school students, and while they are similar, each is geared toward the appropriate grade level. We are able to come into schools, youth groups, church groups, and other clubs.
Schedule or encourage leaders to schedule a program with your youth.

Dating 101

A one hour interactive program that encourages teens to think about the spectrum of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive behaviors that they witness in relationships. Ways to help a friend are also included in this session.

B.R.A.V.E. (Bystanders Rising Above Violence Everywhere)

One in Three teens experiences some type of abusive relationship. Dating Abuse is an epidemic and YOU can make a difference in your community.

Six Things You Can Do:

  1. Get the Facts – What is a Healthy Relationship? What is Dating Abuse?
  2. Share a status – Facebook
  3. Be an Up-Stander- Learn what to do and what not to do when you see abuse happening.
  4. Spread the Word – Encourage your school and youth groups to schedule a speaker to educate your family and friends about Healthy Relationships and Dating Abuse. Contact us at Prevention@safehousefl.com.
  5. Join us at an event. Check out our events page for more details.
  6. Become an Ambassador – join teens from all over Seminole County and actively work together to make a change in our community. For more information, click here.

P.A.V.E. (Parents Active in Violence Education)

You have had the drugs talk, the sex talk, and even the drinking and driving talk, but are you ready to talk about dating abuse? One in Three U.S. Teens Experience Abuse in a Relationship.

P.A.V.E. is a free program offered by Prevention Educators to help you understand the dynamics of an abusive relationship and how to identify the red flags. Get prepared to have this important discussion to protect your teens from dating abuse.

Together we can P.A.V.E. the way to Healthy Relationships. Contact SafeHouse Prevention to schedule your group presentation or come to your organization at prevention@safehousefl.com.

Knowledge Is Power

Dating Violence Information