Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are two topics that are often kept in the dark. No one wants to believe it happens in their home, their family, their circle of friends, their neighborhood or community. But, it does.

It is so important to have basic knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault because they are so widespread. In order to promote awareness, prevention, intervention and education, Hope Crisis Center offers several forms of community education and awareness, including The Insight: a quarterly newsletter published by Hope Crisis Center, and a wide variety of educational presentations, trainings and in-services for the public at no cost.


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Volume 8, Issue 1
April 2014
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July 2014
 

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Volume 7, Issue 1
April 2013
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July 2013
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October 2013
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January 2014
 

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Volume 6, Issue 1
April 2012
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July 2012
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October 2012
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January 2013
 

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Volume 5, Issue 1
April 2011
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August 2011
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October 2011
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January 2012
 

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Volume 4, Issue 1
January 2010
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April 2010
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October 2010
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January 2011
 

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Volume 3, Issue 1
January 2009
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April 2009
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July 2009
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October 2009
 

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January 2008
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May 2008
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August 2008
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October 2008

Available Presentations:

Pre-School:
Good Touch, Bad Touch, Secret Touch - This is an overview of child sexual abuse at the student’s level. (Preschool – 5th grade)

Kindergarten – 5th Grade:
Good Touch, Bad Touch, Secret Touch - This is an overview of child sexual abuse at the student’s level. (Preschool –5th grade)
Bullying 101 (for Students) - Basic overview of bullying.
The Following presentations are best used in conjunction with Bullying 101 for students:
Tattling vs. Telling - Aims to teach students the difference between tattling and telling as it pertains to bullying.
Cast Members: The Bully, The Victim, The Bystander - Introduces students to their role in a bullying environment.
Celebrating Differences - Aims to portray to students the need to celebrate our differences rather than use them against each other through bullying
behaviors.
Review of Bullying 101 - End of year review of bullying basics and what was learned.

Middle School (6th-8th Grades):
Healthy Relationships - The difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. This information covers all types of relationships, not just romantic
relationships (family, friends, etc.)
Teen Dating Violence - Overview of teen dating violence. This presentation includes statistics about teen dating violence, types of violence, warning signs of
violence, effects to victims, behavior of an abuser, what does a healthy relationship look like, safe dating tips, how technology fits
into teen violence, and how to support a friend or and abuser.
WWW.InternetSafety.com - This presentation is designed to educate students about the dangers of the Internet and sites such as Face book, My Space,
and You Tube. (6th to 8th grades) www.internetsafey.com

High School:
Teen Dating Violence - Overview of teen dating violence. This presentation includes statistics about teen dating violence, types of violence, warning signs of
violence, effects to victims, behavior of an abuser, what does a healthy relationship look like, safe dating tips, how technology fits
into teen violence, and how to support a friend or and abuser.
Date Rape Drugs: Are you in the "know?" - Overview of date rape drugs and their effects.
It could never happen to me! (Dating Violence/Domestic Violence) - General overview of Dating/Domestic Violence. This presentation usually lasts
about 1 hour.
Sexual Assault 101 - Basic knowledge provided about the different types of sexual assault.
Pages of a Teen Diary - This interactive game is designed for students to walk through the shoes of a teenager who is experiencing various forms of
relationship violence. This game takes approximately 45 minutes for participants to walk through 2 to 3 different character journeys.

College/Adult:
Bullying: Sticks and Stones - This presentation was designed with parents in mind. It includes the basics of bullying: types, indicators and how to handle
the situation.
Bullying: It’s Not Just Child’s Play - This presentation is ideal for school staff. It includes the basics of bullying: types, indicators, suggestions for handling
and difference between tattling and telling.
Child Sexual Assault: The Best Kept Secret - Overview of the categories of child sexual assault, indicators and reporting.
Dating Violence and Your Teen - Basic knowledge of teen dating violence, indicators, and methods of dealing with the situation.
Domestic Violence: All Dressed Up and Ready for Church - Overview of domestic violence and the role members of a congregation play.
Domestic Violence, Children and the Secrets We Keep - General overview of domestic violence including the role children play in this dynamic and its
effect on them.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Children - This presentation is a combination of basic information about domestic violence, sexual abuse and
how they affect children including indicators and reporting.
Domestic Violence: Punching In - Domestic Violence does NOT stay at home. Learn how the victim or perpetrator in the cubicle next to you impacts the
workplace. This presentation is ideal for employees, administrators and employers.
Elder Abuse - Basic facts about elder abuse including types, signs, and reporting.
Good Touch, Bad Touch, Secret Touch, Parent Orientation - Overview of child sexual abuse and what the student’s presentation entails.
Introducing Hope Crisis Center - This provides a basic overview of services available for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and their children, as
provided by Hope Crisis Center.
Violence in the Media (Students) - Provides students with an idea of how violence in the media can affect them.


Interactive Presentations:
In Her Shoes - This is an interactive game designed to give a brief look at the barriers and challenges faced by victims of domestic violence. This game takes
approx. 1 hour from start to finish. (High School+)
Walk the Walk - This is an interactive game designed to give a brief look at the barriers and challenges faced by victims of sexual assault. This game takes
approx. 1 hour from start to finish. (High School+)