Violence Prevention and Education

Violence Prevention and Education

Program Goal: To prevent and stop sexual assault and child sexual abuse by teaching youth, professionals, and other community members to recognize abusive behavior, and respond appropriately.

Progress towards goal:

  • 86% of children and adolescents who participate in the Play it Safe!® sexual abuse prevention program during the Fall of 2016 increased their knowledge of abuse and learned actions to take in order to be safe and get help.

140,958 Children and Adults Served in 2017

  • 134,215 children and adolescents participated in the Play it Safe! child abuse and sexual assault prevention programs. As a result, 242 children disclosed their current or past abuse to a Women’s Center trainer (does not include children who may have disclosed to another trusted adult).
  • 4,761 adults received sexual assault prevention training.
  • 1,982 professionals were trained in issues regarding sexual assault and child abuse.


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