Did you know?
- 60% of high school students are or have been in abusive relationships; 25% of that abuse is physical.
- 1 in 3 females will be the victim of sexual assault in her lifetime; 75% of that risk is between the ages of 14 and 24 (the lifetime risk of male sexual assault is 1 in 6, the largest percentage of that risk occurring before age 18).
The Women’s Center provides strength-based programs with a focus on empowerment for middle and high school students. Students are encouraged to assume leadership positions challenging abuse and promoting healthy norms.
Programs may be in a classroom format utilizing interactive exercises such as CPS (anonymous, interactive technology), videos, games, role playing activities and group discussions or smaller, informal focus group formats where students help to generate the program direction.
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- Healthy Relationship Series: This series explores dating violence, sexual assault/abuse and sexual harassment.
- Developmentally Delayed & Special Needs: Core curricula is taught to developmentally delayed children and adults with special needs. Each program is modified to the specific needs of the audience. This category includes: students on the autism spectrum, those with developmental issues, behavioral issues and other special needs. We work with any age group including adults with developmental issues.
- GLBT Connection: While the Healthy Relationship Series is sensitive to the unique risks of GLBTQQI youth, specially tailored GLBT curricula explore in-depth issues such as internalized homophobia, accessing support resources, safety planning within the context of coming out, and the possible intersection of interpersonal violence and hate crime.
- One Man Up: This multi-session, strength-based, single sex prevention program equips male youth with a range of upstander (someone who will stand up for others) interventions for gender-based violence prevention.