Community Education

Educating and Inspiring the Community

HCWC offers community education, professional development, informational presentations on issues related to sexual abuse, child abuse, family violence, HCWC services, ways to get involved and more.

Communities without Violence

Though violence against intimate partners may seem like a couple’s or family issue, it’s actually a symptom of larger issues in our communities and society. Building healthier communities and challenging the attitudes and behaviors that normalize violence in our society is the only way to effectively prevent violence. When families, schools, and communities support each other and commit to healthier behaviors, together we can end abuse in our communities.

Presentation Types

All presentations are tailored between 30 – 60 minutes depending on your needs.*

We travel throughout Hays and Caldwell Counties to promote awareness and prevention education.

We can provide the following presentations:

ADULTS

Adult Presentations (ages 18+):

  • General Information About HCWC Services – This presentation provides an overview of HCWC programs and services; includes how to get involved with HCWC by volunteering, donating, and supporting our mission.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention – This presentation explores the dynamics of domestic violence. Details risk factors, statistics, how to support survivors, and creating community change.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention – This presentation explores the dynamics of sexual violence. Details consent, how to support survivors, and creating community change.
  • Supporting Healthy Youth Relationships – This presentation is for caregivers and adults. It explores the dynamics of dating violence and how to support healthy youth relationships.
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse – This presentation is for caregivers and adults on recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Adult & College Workshops (ages 18+)

  • Why Do They Stay? An Interactive Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop* – Participants will make choices and “walk through” what a survivor of domestic violence experiences when trying to leave. *This is an interactive workshop requiring space to move and 1 hour+ time. For groups no larger than 30 people.
  • Self-Compassion Workshop (includes craft activity)* – Participants will learn about the benefits and practice of self-compassion and do a craft activity they can keep to support their self-compassion practice. *This is an interactive workshop requiring space with tables and 1 hour+ time. For groups no larger than 20 people.

College Presentations

  • Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention – This presentation focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with dating violence prevention. Explores topics such as healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs of abuse, how to help someone, and creating community change.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention – This presentation focuses on sexual violence prevention. Topics include consent, bystander intervention, how to support survivors, and creating community change.
  • Let’s Talk About Consent & Boundaries – This presentation details asking for and discussing consent and boundaries in relationships.

YOUTH

Youth Presentations (ages 11-18):

  • Healthy Youth Relationships – This presentation details healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs for unhealthy and abusive relationships, supporting a friend, and ways to raise awareness and create community change.
  • Let’s Talk About Consent & Boundaries – This presentation details asking for and discussing consent and boundaries in relationships.

Youth Workshops (ages 11-18):

  • Youth Self-Compassion Workshop (includes craft activity) – Youth participants will learn about the benefits and practice of self-compassion and do a craft activity they can keep to support their self-compassion practice. *This is an interactive workshop requiring space with tables and 1 hour+ time. For groups no larger than 20 people.

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