FSC works to raise awareness of the availability of services for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through dedicated outreach efforts. Outreach efforts include booths, tables, and presentations that introducing available cost-free services for victims, and provide instruction for accessing needed services. We recognize that those in need don’t always recognize themselves as victims. For this reason, FSC is always prepared to come speak with your group about the issues we work so passionately to address and the services available to those in need throughout the community. We would love to be a part of your next community event or share with your staff or civic group.
FSC works raises awareness of the issues of family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through prevention education initiatives, in the hopes of preventing future victimization. Prevention Education includes antiviolence presentations designed to share in both school and social settings. Multi-session evidence-based violence prevention curriculums are available for use with children, youth, and college-aged young adults with the hopes of reducing future rates of victimization.
School Based Programs
- Think First & Stay Safe – This personal safety program for students in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade is designed to help children protect themselves from child luring. Through engaging lessons, children learn to identify trusted adults and how to reach out for help.
- NetSmartz – Children learn how to be safer on- and offline. Children learn how to recognize and avoid potential Internet risks and are empowered to protect themselves from online threats and exploitation while also learning how to report victimization to a trusted adult.
- Safe Dates – This healthy relationship program for middle school and high school students introduces students to the signs of abusive relationships, how to help friends in unhealthy relationships, and to effectively combat potentially abusive behavior among peers.
- Fourth R – To be well adjusted, productive, and healthy citizens, young people need to understand the fourth “R”—RELATIONSHIPS. This program is designed to help teens and young adults understand how healthy relationships and positive mental health can impact their lives and the lives of those around them.
- Bringing in the Bystander – This is a university program that helps young adults recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships and understand their role as a bystander and how to safely intervene before, during, and after an incident of relationship or sexual violence. This one-time presentation is presented in conjunction with “hotspot” mapping to help students and campus stake-holders create a safer environment for everyone.
- QPR-Suicide Prevention – This evidence-based program is designed to help older teens and adults understand how to help someone who may be considering suicide. Participants learn how to Question someone’s suicidal ideation, Persuade them to not harm themselves, and Refer them for help.
Want to know more? You can reach FSC’s Prevention & Outreach Department at 334.206.2100 for more information.