The YWCA’s Outreach and Prevention Program offers violence prevention education services for youth, teens and adults in Central and North Central Massachusetts.Our violence prevention services educate the community by equipping individuals with the skills to resist violence and abuse and promote healthy, non-violent interaction.

Prevention Advocates tailor a workshop or series of workshops to the needs of specific adolescent audiences.

Workshops deal with all types of family violence including teen dating violence, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and healthy relationships.

Safe Dates is a ten session, research-based, dating abuse program that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. The curriculum can be presented over a period of days or weeks, depending on scheduling needs.

Prevention advocates provided community members and professionals workshops and professional development trainings on the complexity of child abuse and domestic violence.

Participants learn how to recognize, respond, and refer victims they may encounter in their professional roles.

To schedule a workshop please contact us at The YWCA’s Community Education program provides violence prevention education to children from preschool to high school, as well as trainings and workshops on domestic violence and child abuse to professional groups.

According to national research, 1 out of 3 teens report knowing friends or peers who have experienced dating abuse.

Worse, the Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds that 1 in 10 teens report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Staff will also work with businesses to establish domestic violence policies and procedures.