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Every year, millions of children are exposed to family violence or are involved in unhealthy dating relationships. Family violence incidents affect every person within a home and can have long-lasting negative effects on a child's emotional well-being, as well as social and academic functioning. We offer a variety of customized, age-appropriate programs for the students and staff of school districts and colleges/universities to help them understand the importance of developing healthy relationships. Flexible scheduling is available to meet the needs of the organization.

In 2010, Ohio passed House Bill 19, which requires schools to incorporate dating violence into their policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying. School districts also must include dating violence prevention education in the health curriculum for grades 7 through 12.

By partnering with school staff and administration, we can help educate students about the importance of healthy relationships at any age. For program questions and scheduling, please contact (614) 722-8308.

 

Elementary Programs

Customized training is available.

Safer, Smarter Kids – Staff Training for Early Childhood/Elementary Educators

Safer, Smarter Kids is an abuse prevention education curriculum designed for Pre-K and elementary-aged children, created by the Lauren’s Kids foundation. Lauren’s Kids is an organization founded and led by Lauren Book, M.S. Ed. She is a child sexual abuse survivor, child advocate and educator who works to prevent child abuse and help survivors heal.

The curriculum focuses on teaching children that they have the ability to protect themselves. The activities of this curriculum are designed to help educators meet existing educational requirements in the areas of social studies, theatre, visual art, health education, and reading/language arts, while imparting critical safety information.

Safer, Smarter Kids includes five to eight, 30-minute age-appropriate lessons regarding personal safety and how to ask for help when a situation makes you uncomfortable. The children then have the opportunity to practice these concepts through in-class activities.

The curriculum is available for pre-K/kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade classrooms.

Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children® Training for Early Childhood/Elementary Educators

Using the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children™ as a framework, Stewards of Children® is a two-hour, evidence-based training that teaches adults practical actions to prevent child sexual abuse or intervene if abuse is suspected. Featuring compelling and engaging content to motivate participants, the program is designed for parents, concerned individuals, and any adult that works with elementary aged youth. 

Stewards of Children® features survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. It also highlights experts who work with children and families and confront abuse on a daily basis. Research suggests that child sexual abuse reports, substantiations, and interventions in cases of abuse increase as a result of training, implying that more children are being identified as victims and able to receive services.

Participants will increase awareness, develop new to recognize and respond to child sexual abuse, create positive change to organizational policies and procedures and learn actionable ways to make a difference.

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Middle School Programs

Customized training is available.

Safe Dates

Developed by the Hazelden Foundation for 7th and 8th graders, the evidence-based Safe Dates curriculum is a nine-session program that targets attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. Safe Dates is designed to fit various schedule formats (e.g., daily or weekly programs).

To bring Safe Dates to your school or group, please contact The Center for Family Safety and Healing at (614) 722-8308.

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High School Programs

Customized training is available.

It's Abuse - High School

Developed by The Center for Family Safety and Healing, It's Abuse - High School addresses the issue of teen dating abuse in high schools through educational programming and student-led activities.

It’s Abuse – High School provides customized educational programming to address healthy, unhealthy and abusive teen dating behaviors. The programming is available in a variety of schedule formats based on the needs of individual schools or after school programs. In addition, It’s Abuse – High School provides resource cards and printed handouts to generate awareness of high school and community resources for victims and perpetrators of teen dating abuse.

To bring It’s Abuse- High School programming and resources to your school, please contact The Center for Family Safety and Healing at (614) 722-8308.

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College/University Programs

Customized training is available.

It's Abuse Awareness Campaign

Developed by The Center for Family Safety and Healing, the It's Abuse campaign was created to address the issue of relationship abuse on college campuses through student-led programming.

The goals of the campaign are to:

  • Raise awareness among students of the warning signs of physical, verbal and emotional relationship abuse; it's all about control
  • Educate students about maintaining healthy relationships now and throughout their adult lives; it's all about respect
  • Generate awareness of campus and community resources for victims (and perpetrators) of relationship abuse

To bring the It's Abuse campaign to your college/university, please contact The Center for Family Safety and Healing at (614) 722-8308.

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The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-8200