Ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse takes a village! A Way Out can't do it alone. It is everyone's responsibility to make our communities safe. You can learn to recognize signs of abuse. You can learn effective ways of responding to the abuse that you see. A Way Out can tailor a program to the specific needs of your organization or classroom.
Awareness & Prevention Programs
Short talks given to groups such as schools, churches, and other community groups can help you understand the basics of domestic violence and abuse.
A Way Out have simple programs for Preschoolers to Seniors that help prevent abuse from happening.
3 Kinds of Touch
Helps young children understand the differences between "good touches," "ouch touches" and "Uh Oh touches." Gives them basic instruction in resistance and how to get help with a simple NO, GO and TELL approach.
3rd- 5th Grade
Helping kids understand uniqueness, respect, dealing with sterotypes, bullying, and sexual harassment. This builds on thier previous 3 kinds of touch training.
Teaches respect, healty relationships, teen dating violence and sexual abuse. Also deals with ways for students to get help for themselves or a friend.
Healthy Relationships and College Preparation
Advanced version of the unit for 6th-8th grades, plus information for college -bound students. Also opportunities for... anyone wanting to do a Senior Project with A Way Out in the area of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Abuse.
Learn how you can become a hero in someone else's life. Often a victim of domestic violence has little power to help themselves. A Way Out can show you how to assist them safely for you and them.
Sexual abuse victims are often afraid to tell, especially if they are children. Learn how to step up for the youngest victims as well.
Educational programs in schools, churches, and other community organizations. Showing you how to be an advocate for victims. How to get the resources you need. Remember a large portion of victims never get help and often don't leave their abusers. Learning how to be a compassionate listener can give them something they don't have...one person to talk to.