Our Education and Prevention Program provides information and resources about domestic violence, including how to offer support to those who have experienced domestic violence.

We actively raise public awareness about the complex effects of domestic violence on individuals, children and communities. Our education staff and volunteers speak at schools, in the workplace, to community groups, and to houses of worship on a wide variety of domestic violence related topics. 

Education and Prevention opportunities include:

Workshops for Students: Workshops are provided to colleges, high school and middle schools throughout Chittenden County. Topics include:

Healthy Relationships and Consent focuses on the elements of consent but offers opportunities for conversation on the components of healthy relationships including the equality wheel and conflict resolution skills. 

Digital Citizenship prepares high school students to make informed decisions about the type of content they post online, ways abusive partners can maintain power and control through technology, safety issues related to geotagging and other location tracking devices, and legal and social risks of engaging in sexting and related behaviors.

Teen Dating Violence 101 (Teen DV 101) provides an overview of dating violence and it’s many manifestations for teens through the power and control wheel and the cycle of violence in abusive dynamics. 

Professional Training: Our professional training targets those who are involved in assisting abuse victims and their dependents, such as health professionals, law enforcement agencies, social service organizations, schools, religious groups, and corporations. Training is tailored to meet the needs of each organization.

Domestic Violence Materials, Brochures, and Resources: Steps to End Domestic Violence provides brochures, resources, and other materials to educate the community about the issues of domestic violence. These materials have been placed in waiting rooms of doctor offices, the walls of high school classrooms, the offices of clergy, the bathrooms of corporations, and resource tables at community organizations.

Contact us to schedule a speaker, training or workshop, or request materials.