DASAS offers a free youth violence prevention program in local schools

"No epidemic has ever been brought under control or eliminated by treating every affected individual." 
                                         -George Albee (1921-2006)​

Men's violence against women is indeed an epidemic in the United States, and we have to be ready to take on the massive challenge.

​Preventing intimate partner/ domestic/ sexual violence is one of the primary functions of Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services.

Our Flagship program is Healthy Relationships. 

What Healthy Relationships address is a broad-range of issues that surrounds high and middle school students on a daily basis.

Through this interactive program students learn to understand the intersection of identities and oppression.  Also, students learn every individual has power; that one voice can make a difference, and education is the power to change society. All programs are free of charge.

The program covers:

  • Types of abuse

  • Consent issues

  • Power and control dynamics

  • Partner Violence

  • Sexual Assault

  • 'Sexting': State of current laws and primary prevention

  • Why abusers abuse and why survivors stay

  • Myths encountered with partner violence, sexual assault and harassment

  • Harassment/ Bullying Prevention

  • Facilitator drugs

  • Michigan criminal sexual conduct laws

  • How to help a friend who has been victimized

  • What to do if being abused

  • Active Bystanderism / Bystander intervention

Prevention. Ending the Epidemic.

Other Prevention Resources

  • Increased Awareness of sexual assault and partner violence and how often it happens

  • Increased knowledge of the issues, especially in terms of definitions, myths, patterns, power and control, the law and resources

  • Developed compassion and empathy towards survivors

  • Students feel empowered to intercede for people around them and how to deal with violence, if encountered

  • Form understanding of a healthy relationship dynamic

Goals of Healthy Relationships
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The mission of Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is to lead efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Michigan. 

We will assist domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in clarifying their options, accessing community services that support personal choice and will provide a safe place for survivors and their children.  It is our strong desire to walk alongside survivors on their journey, whatever that may look like. 

All DASAS services are free and confidential.


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