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Education & Outreach

In an effort to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops are currently only offered virtually. At this time, workshops are not offered in person. Thank you for understanding.

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Education & Outreach Services

CCS Prevention programs use education as a tool to break the cycle of violence and prevent violence before it happens. CCS believes that violence is preventable: violence is a learned behavior and therefore can be unlearned. Our prevention programs strive to empower participants with the skills and tools they need to prevent violence in their relationships and communities. 

Prevention & Community Engagement Specialists are available to provide educational programs and workshops for professional audiences, youth groups, correctional facilities, schools K-12, colleges and universities, and the general public. Most programs are FREE, developmentally-appropriate, interactive, can be done in a series, and are available in both English and Spanish.

CCS offers the following ongoing workshops:

Prevention Education for Youth

A four-unit healthy relationships series that is taught over the course of four weeks to allow room for learning and processing between units. See descriptions of each below.

Unit One: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

  • Students will identify five key ingredients for a healthy relationship
  • Students will identify the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships

Unit Two: Consent & Boundaries

  • Students will define what consent is
  • Students will identify whether statements, actions, and body language are demonstrating affirmative consent
  • Students will practice responding respectfully to rejection

Unit Three: Understanding Social Norms

  • Students will identify a social norm in their own community
  • Students will identify 3 places where they learn social norms
  • Students will ask 3 critical questions about social norms

Unit Four: Bystander Intervention

  • Students will identify why intervention is important
  • Students will identify strategies to intervene safely

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If you would like additional units, we can offer up to 6-8 weeks of prevention education on the following topics: 

  • Healthy Communication
  • Working Through Jealousy 
  • Porn Literacy 
  • Community Resiliency Model (CRM)©
  • Technology-based Abuse

The Prevention, Education and Advocacy Services (PEAS) Team (pictured on right)

Stand Alone Workshops

In addition to our prevention education series for youth, we offer the following standalone workshops for college students, parents and guardians, and other adult community members. (For professional trainings for service-providers, please see Professional Training instead.) 

  • Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Overview of Sexual Assault and Consent
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Healthy Parent/Guardian-Child Relationships
  • Community Resiliency Model (CRM) © 

To schedule one of our programs, workshops, or to inquire about a train-the-trainer, please email prevention@ccssd.org with the following information:

  • Workshop you are requesting
  • Date and time for request
  • Group size
  • Audience (i.e. high school students, staff, parents/caregivers, etc.)

To request our presence at an outreach event or community resource fair, please email prevention@ccssd.org with the following information:

  • Name of event
  • Date and time of event
  • Address of where the event will be hosted
  • Expected number of attendees
  • Audience (i.e. high school students, staff, parents/caregivers, etc.)

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