We provide training programs tailored to the specific needs of civic groups, social service providers, health care providers, municipalities, and local businesses.
We work hard to implement an education program which will:
- Dispel myths about sexual violence
- Promote support for persons who have been sexually assaulted and/or abused
- Increase community awareness of services for persons who have been sexually assaulted, and for their family members and concerned others
- Engage professional partners in collaborative prevention and response
- Increase community awareness of sexual violence prevention through: programming focused on shifting the cultural norms and traditions regarding sexuality, gender, and violence, and helping create environments that promote respect, equality, civility, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality
Our community education work includes evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention programs "People in the Know" and The Children's Safety Partnership, programs that are for adults to learn about preventing sexual violence in their families and communities.
We also provide :
- Sexual harassment prevention and response training
- Sexual violence informational training
- Training on healthy relationships
- Internet safety for adults discussing the risks of social media and the internet for children
If you are interested in having a training on a different topic,
please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request!
Our prevention education efforts include free, age appropriate, research-based programs for students Pre-K through college. These programs are also designed to meet the standards of the Maine Learning Results and are created in partnership with the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault. For more information about the primary prevention of sexual violence, visit our primary prevention page.
Presentations can be tailored to meet the needs and requests of our audience. Contact us for interactive, school-based or community education sessions are available on the following topics:
Personal Body Safety: types of touch, disclosing, and trusted adults
Online Safety/Internet Safety: cyber harassment, online protection, and trusted adults
Media Literacy: impacts on self image and perpetuating gender stereotypes, media violence impacts
Bystander Intervention: bystander roles, challenges, and taking action
Sexual Harassment: sexual harassment versus flirting, social and peer influences, and communicating boundaries
Healthy Communication: peer-to-peer communication
Gender Stereotypes: gender respect and equality and gender-based behavior and violence
Sexual Violence: what is sexual violence, consent, and how to help
Consent: the ins and outs of what consent means