Education Programs for Youth

 

Did you know that Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children ages 17 and under. 1 in 5 tweens knows a victim of dating violence. 1 in 10 teens (11-18 years old) said a romantic partner had prevented them from using a cell phone. One in four girls and one in six boys is sexually abused before the age of 18?

To prevent further occurrence of dating & sexual violence in our community we must reach out to those who are most at risk — our youth. Every person can work to prevent sexual and dating violence by promoting healthy and positive relationships that are based on respect, safety, and equality.  SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition (SHRCC) offers a variety of workshops and programs for children and teens to prevent dating violence and sexual abuse and assault.

The best way to protect young people from sexual violence is to offer primary violence prevention education. Primary prevention means that instead of focusing on risk reduction or getting help after an assault occurs, these programs identify factors and behaviors that can lead to violence and work to modify them before violence occurs.

SHRCC programs comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the SC Comprehensive Health Education Act, and Erin’s Law. We offer a variety of programs and utilize several different curriculum’s that are appropriate for different age groups:

Here are some of the programs/curriculum’s we offer our youth:

Elementary School: 

  • Three Kinds of Touches (PreK-1st grade/single session) –
    • Sexual Violence Prevention Program
  • Hands Are Not For Hurting (HANFH) (K-2nd grade/single session)
  • Bullying (3-5th Grade/single session)
  • Building Healthy Relationships (K-5th Grade multi-session prevention program)
    • Sexual Harassment Prevention & Relationship Skills Curriculum

Middle School: 

  • Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP)
    • Six-session program on bystander intervention & prevent sexual violence
  • The Teen Relationship Workbook
  • The Fourth R
    • Healthy Relationships Workbook
  • Live Respect by Tony Porter
    • Healthy Masculinity Curriculum

High School:

  • Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP)
    • Six-session program on bystander intervention & prevent sexual violence
  • Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
    • Bystander approach to gender violence & bullying prevention by Jackson Katz
  • Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program
    • Step UP! is a pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others
  • SAFE Dates (2nd Edition) – For High School Students
    • An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum
  • The Fourth R
    • Healthy Relationships Workbook
  • Live Respect by Tony Porter
    • Healthy Masculinity Curriculum