Our Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Program has two overarching themes: to educate people who currently are or may experience domestic violence, and to break the generational cycle of abuse.
We do so through presentations at a variety of venues: schools, places of worship, community centers, partner agencies, and health fairs. We always discuss the definition of domestic violence, warning signs, behaviors that constitute abuse, and where to go if violence is happening. Depending on the group (adult residents, children, or service professionals), we also discuss what they most need to hear, such as legal advice or what a healthy relationship should be like. Our goal for this year is to become more proactive in reaching out and setting up presentations at sites where they are most needed.