For Schools & Colleges/Universities

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.

Second Step

The evidence-based Second Step* program offers social-emotional education through interactive and engaging activities for K-5th grade students. Each grade level contains 22 lessons, which feature developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills, such as: empathy, emotion management and problem solving. Second Step is designed to fit various schedule formats (e.g., daily or weekly programs).

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

www.secondstep.org

* © 2011 Committee for Children
Kids on The Block

The Kids on the Block* has been well received by teachers, administrators, parents and children worldwide since 1977. This program features life-size puppets who teach children and adults about personal safety and abuse prevention, disabilities, medical and educational differences, as well as social concerns. The program focuses on the stories of Joanne and her friends as they address abuse in their lives and how to get help. Kids on the Block is designed for K-5th grade students, with varied session lengths.

To bring Kids on the Block to your school or group, please contact The Center for Family Safety and Healing at (614) 722-5019.

www.kotb.com

*© The Kids on the Block, Inc. All puppets and program material are protected by U.S. copyright law and international conventions.

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.

www.hazelden.org/web/public/safedatesproduct.page

High School Programs

Customized training is available.

Safe Dates

Developed by the Hazelden Foundation for 9th -12th 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.

www.hazelden.org/web/public/safedatesproduct.page

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.

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.

www.itsabuse.com

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