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Education & Outreach

Welcome to our Prevention page!

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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.

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 or fill out this form

CCS has partnered with youth groups and organizations across San Diego County to amplify diverse voices in a new podcast, grant funded by NBC Universal. The podcast is community-centered and led by a volunteer youth team in the Mid-City region of San Diego. Episodes will unpack intergenerational lessons on relationships, discuss social norms, and make connections between their lives and classroom literature. By empowering this community and educating its youth, we can prevent harm and foster a culture of non-violence.

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) © 

Community Events

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To request our presence at an outreach event or community resource fair, please email 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.)


Start the Convo to raise awareness and end sexual assault. #StartTheConvo campaign is a call to action for every member of our community to give their support and #StartTheConvo around preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. We stand in solidarity with all survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We all have a role in ending violence.

The highest incidence of rape affects mostly yong women between the ages of 16 and 24. Don’t be a bystander! It’s time to talk with your friends, family, and loved ones! Join us as we #StartTheConvo!