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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: 

A YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

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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