Education & Outreach
Welcome to our prevention page!
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.
In an effort to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our trainings and workshops can be offered virtually upon request.
If you are a professional seeking training please see our Professional Training page.
To schedule one of our programs, workshops, or to inquire about a train-the-trainer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.
Center for Community Solutions is currently working on a youth led podcast about healthy relationships and non-violence that is by youth for youth! This project is grant funded by Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and seeks to hear youth voices across San Diego County.
If you are a young person interested in participating or an adult who is connected to youth voices who would be interested please contact us at Prevention@ccssd.org
CCS offers the following ongoing workshops:
Our most popular workshop
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
In addition to our prevention education series for youth, we offer the following workshops for college students, parents and guardians, and other adult community members. (For professional trainings for service-providers, please see Professional Training)
- CCS 101+
- Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) 101
- Dynamics of Sexual Assault (SA)
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness (TDVAM)
- Keeping Children Safe from Abuse (Child Sexual Abuse)
- SPACE (Healthy Parent/Guardian-Child Relationships)
- Student Athletes
- Healthy Queer Love
- Abuse of Technology/Tech Safety
- Bystander Intervention
- Community Resiliency Model (CRM) ©
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To request our presence at an outreach event or community resource fair, please email email@example.com 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.)