Violence Prevention and Education

Violence Prevention and Education

Program Goal: To prevent and stop sexual assault and child sexual abuse by teaching youth, professionals, and other community members to recognize abusive behavior, and respond appropriately.

Progress towards goal:

  • 88% of children and adolescents who participate in the Play it Safe!® sexual abuse prevention program understand how to recognize and respond to abuse two weeks following the presentation.

102,199 Children and Adults Served in 2014

  • 91,887 children and adolescents participated in child abuse and sexual assault prevention programs. As a result, 142 children disclosed their current or past abuse to a Women’s Center trainer (does not include children who may have disclosed to another trusted adult).
  • 8,440 adults received sexual assault prevention training.
  • 1,872 professionals were trained in sexual assault, and victim assistance issues.

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