School Based Prevention and Intervention
New Hope for Women offers school-based prevention and intervention programs that aim toward building healthy relationships and reducing the harmful impact of domestic and dating violence. School-Based Advocates are available to provide these programs to students and staff grades K-12 All of our services are free and confidential.
- Classroom Presentations
- Topics are related to building healthy relationships, bullying, gender roles and stereotypes, domestic and dating violence, friendships, peer pressure, expressing emotions appropriately, conflicts and disagreements, hands are not for hitting, respecting differences, and school safety. Presentations are tailored to the developmental level of students in each grade.
- Crisis Counseling & Advocacy
- New Hope advocates are available to provide private and confidential services to students or staff in need of support around unhealthy or abusive relationships with friends, family members, or dating partners. Advocates are available by appointment at high, middle, or elementary schools.
- Support, Discussion, and Education Groups
- School-Based Advocates facilitate groups of students who wish to build self-esteem and learn fun and useful skills in building healthy relationships. Often times these groups are created and co-facilitated with a school staff person.
- Resources and Consultation
- New Hope for Women provides materials and support to staff who wish to assist students who are affected by domestic or dating violence, have been involved in bullying, or who live in a violent home.
- Staff / Faculty Workshops
- Training and information regarding how to identify domestic abuse and how to assist in keeping victims of abuse safe.
- Policy Implementation
- Resources for how to develop safe school, anti-bullying, and teen dating violence policies for schools.
- Peer Education
- Training, resources and support are provided to student groups who are interested in maintaining a safe school environment by learning how to address bullying, verbal abuse, and teen dating violence.