Beacon Center

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801 Jenson SE/PO Box 781
Watertown, SD 57201

Crisis Line: 605-886-4300 / 1-800-660-8014

Business: 605-886-4304  Fax: 605-878-2045

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Awareness & Prevention

Our prevention, outreach and education efforts shed light on the realities of abuse and trauma in our community, and the root issues embedded within society. Beacon Center provides a variety of additional resources to help you help the ones you love. We’re here to help.

Education for every age

Beacon Center is proud to offer a variety of education presentations for adults and children. Any of the presentations can be tailored to meet your needs. For more information or other topics visit with Angie Meseberg, Rural Outreach Coordinator, by calling 605-886-4304

Evidence Based Programs

The Enough Abuse Campaign

Beacon Center is proud to join The Enough Abuse Campaign with others from across South Dakota to help keep our kids safe!

The campaign against child sexual abuse begins with one word...ENOUGH.

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.

Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence based, multi-level primary prevention program for middle school students on sexual harassment and precursors to teen dating violence. This program is unique in that it embraces a whole school approach by using three school wide interventions along with multiple classroom lessons.

Sixth Grade

Boundaries

In this presentation we talk with students about what are boundaries and what are their boundaries. Then using the What If? Game developed by Children's Home Society we talk about a variety of situations involving violation of boundaries and what they should do.

Presentation Length: 50-60 minutes

Healthy Relationships

In this presentation we discuss with students about the components of a healthy relationships. We review relationship rights and responsibilities. Students then write down their rights and responsibilities they want in a relationship.

Presentation Length: 50-60 minutes

Eighth Grade

Relationships and Dating Violence

Discuss with students what a healthy relationship is and how technology can be used to in abusive relationship. Discussion on sexting with hands on activity.

Presentation Length: 50-60 minutes

Break the Cycle: Ending Violence

Ending Violence is a three session video based education program developed for high school students. Co-present with State's Attorney or Law Enforcement for the second and third sessions.


Session 1: Dating Violence 101
Session 2: Dating Violence and the Law
Session 3: Sexual Assault Awareness

The Hunting Ground is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Rated: PG-13

Program Length: 2 hours

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

Rated: TV 14

Program Length: 2 hours

For more information contact
Angie Meseberg
Rural Outreach Coordinator
605-886-4304