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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The Insight - Newsletters

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Volume 10, Issue 1
April 2016

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Volume 9, Issue 1
April 2015
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July 2015
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October 2015
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Volume 9, Issue 4
January 2015

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Volume 8, Issue 1
April 2014
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July 2014
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October 2014
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January 2015
 

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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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January 2010
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April 2010
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October 2010
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January 2011
 

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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:

Preventing violence begins with education and awareness. Please consider integrating one or more programs from Hope Crisis Center into your curriculum, after school program, staff training, or organization meeting! For school settings, we strongly recommend utilizing several options to maximize reach and impact. If you would like more information or want to schedule a presentation, please contact Mandy at prevention@hopecrisiscenter.org or 402-729-2570.

Elementary Programs:

Good Touch, Bad Touch, Secret Touch—in this age-appropriate presentation, students learn about different types of touches, how to listen to their feelings, and what to do if someone touches them inappropriately (grades k-6)

Young Adult Programs:

Safe Dates Curriculum—Safe Dates is a ten-session program that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. This curriculum is evidence-based and regarded as one of the best prevention programs on the market today. It has strong outcomes even after four years, is equally effective for boys and girls, and can be condensed into four or six sessions (grades 6-12)

Dating and Relationships: Topics for Teens— this presentation covers teen dating violence, sexting, and healthy relationships. A perfect fit for a health or FCS class! (middle school+)

Dating and Sexual Violence— this presentation covers the dynamics of both dating and sexual violence, which are pertinent topics for young adults (high school and college)

Stuff You Should Know about Sexual Assault— this presentation is designed with high school and college students in mind. Topics including consent, sexual assault/rape, date rape drugs, bystander intervention, and stalking are covered. This presentation is perfect for college freshman orientations or RA trainings.

Adult Programs:

Introducing Hope Crisis Center— a basic overview of Hope Crisis Center’s services, awareness activities, and mission. Excellent for civic, youth, or church groups who want to know more about what we do (all ages)

Domestic Violence: Power and Control— covers statistics, dynamics of abuse, progression of violence, and more. Lasts 45 minutes to an hour and is perfect for classrooms or professional trainings (high school+)

Domestic Violence 101— does your class/group/organization/club have 20 minutes to spare at a meeting? If so, this presentation provides a quick overview of the dynamics of violence (high school+)

Domestic and Sexual Violence— this well-rounded presentation covers the dynamics and intersection of domestic and sexual violence. Commonly used in college classrooms and RA trainings (college/adult)

Domestic Violence and the Church— an overview of domestic violence and the role a congregation can play (adult)

Elder Abuse 101— basic facts about elder abuse including types, signs, and reporting (college/adult)

Sexual Assault 101— this presentation addresses the myths, facts, and dynamics of sexual victimization and perpetration. Perfect for parents, teachers, and concerned citizens (adult)

Understanding and Responding to Sexual Assault—this two hour training is designed for college RAs, teachers, and other first responders (college/adult)
Good Touch, Bad Touch, Secret Touch: Parent Orientation— overview of child sexual abuse and what the students’ presentation entails (adult)

Interactive Games:

In Her Shoes— this interactive game is designed to give a brief look at the barriers and challenges faced by victims of domestic violence. This game takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish (high school+)

Pages of a Teen Diary— this interactive game is designed to give a brief look into the lives, barriers, and challenges faced by victims of teen dating violence. It takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish and is a hit in high school health and FCS classes (high school+)

Walk the Walk— this interactive game is designed to give a brief look at the barriers and challenges faced by victims of sexual assault. This game takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish (high school+)

Other Options:

Hope Crisis Center Information Tables— raise awareness by having a Hope Crisis Center information table at your health or community fair, parent/teacher conference, or other event!

Information, posters, pamphlets, and tear-off fliers are available upon request

*Note: Due to internal changes, we are no longer offering bullying presentations. We apologize for any inconvenience!