Prevention

SAFE is committed to taking an up-stream approach to ending domestic and sexual violence in Columbia County. We believe community-wide education about the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, as well as information about survivor’s rights, and how to intervene as a bystander to violence, are all key in stopping violence before it starts.

Prevention in area schools

SAFE’s prevention educator facilitates 9 sessions of evidence-based dating and sexual violence prevention curriculum in all five of the county’s school districts. This curriculum fulfills the requirement of the Healthy Teen Relationship Act and is proven to reduce the likelihood that youth will become perpetrators and/or victims of violence in the future.

To learn more please visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/prevention.html and http://itsonus.org/

Universal Relationship Health Screening

Did you know your relationship affects your health? SAFE, in partnership with area healthcare providers, is helping provide education about the correlation between healthy relationships and good mental and physical health. Through co-located advocacy, we hope to help prevent domestic and sexual violence and end the cycle of generational violence in our communities.

To learn more go to:
https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/health/national-health-resource-center-on-domestic-violence/

Prevention Intern Needed for 2017-2018 School Year

SAFE is looking for a committed intern for the upcoming school year to help the Community Response Programs Manager coordinate, facilitate and evaluate our prevention education program in area schools. For more information please call or e-mail allisonb@safeofcolumbiacounty.org