Public Education

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

We have a wide range of presentations available, including:

Healthy Relationships, Consent, Bystander Intervention, Media Literacy, Gender Roles, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, the Dynamics of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, or Dating Violence, Policies/Organizational Practices, Self-compassion, Trauma and the Brain and more.

Request a presentation for community members and professionals

To arrange a presentation, please complete our online form Request for Public Education Presentation, or contact Holly Cunningham-Kizer, Director of Community Partnerships, by phone at (512) 396-3404 or email.

Educational Sessions

Two of our staff speaking on a panel at a domestic violence awareness event.The prevention of intimate partner violence is integral to HCWC’s mission. The primary prevention of sexual violence is the work of attempting to stop perpetration of 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.

Request education in YOUR community

  • We offer a 9-session curriculum covering a range of topics that go over the issues related to Primary Prevention.
  • We can be a part of a community or organizational coalition or advisory board that is focused on violence prevention.

Taking steps to help prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence, and child abuse is part of our mission. Though violence against intimate partners may seem like a couples or family issue, it’s actually a symptom of larger issues in our communities and society.

Learning that reduces violence

Sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression and inequality feed into beliefs that perpetuate violence against others. By teaching skills related to consent, healthy relationships, building empathy, conflict resolution, and getting rid of strict gender codes, individuals are better equipped to treat others respectfully and without violence. When families, schools, and communities adopt these non-violent attitudes, incidences of interpersonal violence decline.

Request violence prevention education for your school

If you would like a presentation in your community, organization, or school, please complete our online Primary Prevention Request form, or contact Kiara Nicholson, Primary Prevention Coordinator, by phone at (512) 396-3404.