Education / Awareness Programs

We offer prevention, education and training programs that promote social change by teaching children and adults about the benefits of nonviolence and respect within any relationship.

Community Education and Outreach

Community education includes presentations to groups such as businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, healthcare and other providers to raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence on individuals and communities.

Our community outreach supports the development of a coordinated community response to violence through events such as speak-outs and other domestic violence awareness activities; and coordinating and engaging with community based groups, such as task forces.

Community-based domestic violence task force groups meet in Kennebec and Somerset County to provide a means for service providers to network and support one another in order to better coordinate efforts in addressing and responding to domestic violence.

School-based Prevention Programs

Family Violence Project Prevention Programs have been developed by our staff, in consultation with Maine teachers, child development specialists, and the Maine Department of Education. The programs are designed to benefit the entire school community: students, staff and administrators. All of our programs work toward the same goals, including responsible decision-making, healthy relationships with others, how to help yourself and others, and raising awareness about the effects of domestic violence.

Take a look at an overview of our prevention programs and their long term goals:

Program/GradeChildren Will:Adolescents and Adults will:
Bear Thoughts
Learn to shareShare decisions with partner
Frog Thoughts
Learn to accept others’ differences as naturalBelieve in equality without judgement or oppression
Hands Are Not For Hitting
Kindergarten-Grade 1
Learn to not hurt others with actions or wordsUnderstand healthy ways to express anger
The Power of One
Grades 2-3
Learn to understand bullying behaviorsKnow that we are all accountable for our behaviors
Respectful Connections
Grades 4-6
Learn to communicate respectfullyAccept partners as they are, without trying to change or control them
Connecting to Me
Grades 7-8
Learn to have high expectations and self esteemSeek to give and receive respect in relationships
Healthy Relationships
Grades 9-12
Learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationshipsDifferentiate between love and abuse

Menswork/Certified Batterer Intervention Program

The Menswork Program is a Maine Certified Batterer Intervention Program (CBIP) serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties. It is a cognitive-behavioral education program that meets weekly for 48 weeks.

The Menswork Program seeks to inspire participants to develop belief systems that facilitate nonviolence. For more information about Menswork call us at 207-620-8494.

To view a list of Maine CBIPS provided by the Maine Department of Corrections, click here.

Rolling Intakes for Menswork are held weekly, 30 minutes before each class at the respective class site, no appointment necessary.

Augusta Classes
Wednesday 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 209 Eastern Avenue,
Augusta ME

Waterville Classes
Thursday 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church Pleasant Street,
61 Pleasant Street
Waterville, ME

Skowhegan Classes
Thursday 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.,
Somerset County Jail
5 Commerce Drive
Madison Maine