Public Education

HCWC educates the people of Caldwell County and Hays County on issues of abuse in 2 ways:

  • One-time community education presentations to interested groups
  • A 6-to-12 session curriculum educating young people on the subject of “Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault” (approved by the Attorney General’s office of the State of Texas)

Request a One-Time Presentation
HCWC offers community education and informational presentations on issues related to sexual abuse, child abuse, family violence, HCWC services, ways to get involved and more. Presentations can be tailored to the requester’s needs.

To arrange a presentation, please click on Request Form for Public Education Presentation, print out and complete the form, and fax it to: Charles Vestal, Director of Development and Community Partnerships, at (512) 353-2018; or phone him at (512) 396-3404 or email Charles Vestal.

Request the Primary Prevention Curriculum
Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence is the work of attempting to stop sexual violence before it occurs by building healthy communities and changing the attitudes and beliefs that support and normalize violence within our society. The Centers for Disease Control has declared interpersonal violence as a public health issue, and for this reason HCWC addresses prevention using a public health model.  HCWC’s Prevention Team consists of one-and-one-half full time equivalent educators who lead educational groups in schools for a semester (6-12 weeks) covering issues including gender roles, bystander behaviors and media literacy. The prevention team also provides groups for other youth establishments and training for professional staff such as teachers and law enforcement.

Composite Allison and Community COMPRESSED FOR WEBIf you would like a community education presentation on the primary prevention of sexual assault for your organization please click on Request Form for Presentation, print out and complete the form, and fax it to Kathryn Rittenhour, Primary Prevention Coordinator, at (512) 353-2018; or phone her at (512) 396-3404.