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Education & Outreach

In an effort to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our trainings and workshops can be offered virtually upon request.

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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 stand-alone workshops for college students, parents and guardians, and other adult community members. (For professional trainings for service-providers, please see Professional Training

  • 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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