The Beacon Center is proud to partner with area schools to provide prevention education to our area youth.

 Love Doesn’t Hurt

“Love Doesn’t Hurt” presentation and essay contest is targeted for fifth-graders.  This contest is open to all area fifth-graders that participate in this education presentation.  “Love Doesn’t Hurt” is a 30-45 minute program that discusses: 

· Various types of families and family conflict

· Discussion of similarities between bullying and abuse

· Introduction of safety plan for children HELP (hide, exit, lock, phone)

· Discussion of services provided by the Beacon Center

· Essay rules and contest 

 

Shifting Boundaries:  Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based, multi-level prevention program for middle school students on sexual harassment and precursors to dating violence. The program is unique in that it embraces an environmental approach that identifies multiple strategies to support young  people – both school-wide interventions and classroom lessons


Dating and Violence Should Never Be a Couple

In this hour presentation students will view a DVD in which real teens talk about their experience in abusive dating relationships. 

Discussion will cover the following topics:

· Warning Signs

· Escalation of Abuse

· Impact of Abuse on Others

· Getting Smart

· Getting Out

· Getting Help

· Effects of Teen Dating Violence

· Advice from survivors

· Services of the Beacon Center


Break the Cycle: Ending Violence

Ending Violence is a four session video based educational program developed for high school students. 

Session 1:  Dating Violence 101

Session 2:  Dating Violence and the Law

Session 3:  Technology Abuse

Session 4:  Ending Violence


Safe Dates

Safe Dates evidence-based curriculum is a ten session program developed for adolescents that targets attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. Safe Dates can be flexibly scheduled (e.g., daily or weekly sessions). If you do not have time to complete all ten sessions, the curriculum has suggestions for a six-session or four-session program. It is important to realize, however, that the fidelity of the product and accompanying outcomes are best maintained by completing all ten sessions.


Speak Out and Stand Up

This presentation is designed for  high school seniors about sexual assault awareness and prevention.  It is presented by members of the Watertown Area Sexual Assault Team. The team consists of members from the fields of law enforcement, healthcare, criminal justice system and victim advocacy.


Parents Forum on Teen Dating Violence, Sexting, Bullying and Social Media

Presentation for parents educating them on issues facing youth today. It is presented by members of the Watertown Area Sexual Assault Team. The team consists of members from the fields of law enforcement, healthcare, criminal justice system and victim advocacy.