Community Presentation Topics
Hope House Services
This presentation offers an overview of Hope House free and confidential services, including donation needs and volunteer opportunities.
Learn about the myths and realities of domestic violence, the different forms of abuse, the obstacles victims face in leaving, and how to help someone you know that’s being abused.
Children's Exposure to Domestic Violence
Learn about the myths and realities of domestic violence, how domestic violence affects children of different ages, warning signs, and how to help build resiliency.
Learn about the definitions of sexual violence, the myths and realities, the meaning of consent, the effects on a victim, and how you can help prevent sexual assault.
Abuse in Later Life
This presentation utilizes the Office for Victims of Crime and the National Clearinghouse for Abuse in Later Life's "In Their Own Words" videos and discussion.
Created by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this presentation teaches individuals to recognize behaviors related to sexual violence, gives examples of how to intervene safely, and guides individuals in practicing the skills related to taking action to stop inappropriate behaviors.
Abuse in LGBT Households
Learn about domestic violence in the context of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender relationships and how homophobia and heterosexism play a role in abuse.
Stewards of Children
Created by Darkness to Light (www.d2l.org), Stewards of Children teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Please allow up to 2.5 hours for this training that utilizes a video, workbook, and group discussion.
Participate in activities related to social norms that support sexual and domestic/dating violence. Learn about the three levels of prevention, the socio-ecological model and how it relates to risk and protective factors, and examples of prevention programs.
Health Care Providers Screening for Abuse
Created by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, this presentation teaches healthcare providers how to appropriately ask about abuse and respond to answers, and how to refer to Hope House services.
"Cut It Out" Salons Against Domestic Abuse
This national program teaches cosmetologists how to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence, how to appropriately respond, how to refer, and how to raise awareness in salons.
Faith Leaders Responding to Abuse
Learn about issues such as domestic violence and/or sexual assault, how abusers misuse Scriptures, how to talk with victims and abusers, and how your congregation can get involved with Hope House activities and raise awareness. Hope House also facilitates the Faith Trust Institute's "Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence," which utilizes survivor and perpetrator videos and group discussion on best practices for counseling.
Parents or Youth Service Provider Topics
Bullying 101: Learn about the different forms of bullying, including cyber bullying, and how to help youth stand up to bullies and help others.
Bullying in Middle School: Watch Let’s Get Real, a film with middle school students discussing bullying (related to gender, racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, disabilities, religious differences) from all perspectives. Learn about intervention strategies and helpful school-wide efforts.
Bullying in High School: Watch Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up, a film which includes interviews with 50 teens on gender expectations and pressures, their intersections with sexuality, race, and culture, and the correlation of violence. Learn how homophobia affects everyone, and discuss how you can help create a safer environment for all teens.
Learn about sexual harassment in middle and high schools, activities to teach students about this important issue, and ways to improve school climate.
Created by NetSmartz, this presentation teaches participants about cyberbullying, sexting, predators’ enticement techniques, and safety tips about social networking sites and cell phones.
Learn about how to talk to youth about the rights and responsibilities of healthy relationships whether in the context of friends and family or dating.
Learn about the warning signs and prevalence of teen dating violence, why teens often don't report, abuse done via technology, how to help a teen victim and prevent dating violence.
Gender Roles & Violence
Learn about our society’s gender expectations, how they limit individuals, and how they relate to violence—learn how to help combat this influence.
Relationships in Songs
Learn how to analyze popular song lyrics and music videos for healthy and unhealthy messages about relationships and how to talk to teens about it.
Learn to teach youth how to deconstruct ads, specifically related to their messages about gender, race, and sexuality, and create their own counter ads.
Alcohol Ads & Gender/Sexuality Values
Learn about the hidden messages and values about masculinity, femininity, and sexuality in alcohol ads. You will get a chance to view several alcohol ads, practice your media literacy skills by analyzing the gender messages, discuss real-life consequences, and learn how to help.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call the Community Education Coordinator at 608.356.9123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .