Family Violence Project offers six prevention programs for students Pre-K through grade 12. Visual aids, role-playing, discussion of real-life scenarios and time for questions make each age-appropriate program interesting and interactive -- and each one creates a foundation for the next. The presenters put students at ease with their friendly, down-to-earth communication style and encourage each one to participate. If you'd like to help increase awareness about abuse – and help end it -- contact one of our abuse prevention educators for more information.
Bear Thoughts & Frog Thoughts
Sharing and Diversity
During the 30- to 45-minute Bear Thoughts program, students will...
- Learn about sharing.
- Find out what they should and shouldn't share.
- Hear original stories about Bailey and Baxter Bear and their friends
During the 30- to 45-minute Frog Thoughts program, students will...
- Discover that everyone is unique and special.
- Learn to accept people who are different.
- Hear original stories about Bailey and Baxter Bear and their friends.
Hands are Not for Hitting...
During this 30- to 45-minute program, students will...
- Learn how to deal with anger and conflict without hitting or using hurtful words.
- Have a chance to sign the "I will not use my hands for hitting" pledge.
During part one of this two-part, 90-minute program, students will...
- Identify and begin to talk about their feelings.
- Discuss the "anger iceberg."
- Learn assertive communication skills -- and when to use them.
During part two of this two-part program, students will...
- Learn how to build healthy relationships.
- Discover why respect and empathy are so important.
- Explore ways to communicate respectfully.
Connecting to Me
Self Esteem & Decision Making
During this 45-minute program, students will...
- Explore how self esteem affects their decisions and relationships.
- Discuss the effects of negative and positive self-talk.
Grades 9 – 12
During this 80-minute program, offered in one, two, or three sessions, students will...
- Think about their (adolescent ) dating relationships.
- Determine what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy.
- Define "the red flags' of abusive behavior.
- Learn how to find relevant community resources.
- Explore ways to help a friend who might be in an abusive dating relationship.