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Agency Overview / Welcome to The Bridge

0.5 Hour Minimum

The purpose of this presentation is to provide individuals with an understanding of the comprehensive services we offer at The Bridge, and why our services are critical to the community. We share information concerning the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence and foundational points to understand how an individual could experience domestic violence. Opportunities for volunteering is also shared in order to continually engage community members who want to become active in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.

Domestic Violence 101

1.0 Hour Minimum

Domestic Violence 101 focuses on the prevalence and dynamics of intimate partner violence. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the tactics used by abusers to gain and maintain power and control over their partner and reasons why survivors often stay or return to their abuser. The goal of the training is to equip participants with the knowledge to recognize domestic violence and further understand the survivorโ€™s perspective.

Sexual Violence 101

1.0 Hour Minimum

Sexual Violence 101 focuses on examining the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that comprise the sexual violence continuum, the comprehensive definition of consent, and common myths concerning sexual assault. Child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and intimate partner violence is all highlighted within this training. The goal of this interactive training is to provide participants with foundational knowledge concerning the dynamics of sexual violence in order to recognize instances of sexual violence, effectively assist survivors of sexual violence and dispel common myths that perpetuate the rape culture we live in.

Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

1.0 Hour Minimum

In this interactive training, our topic is introduced through a powerful activity each individual can relate to concerning gender socialization. This topic is highlighted at the beginning of the training because it is a root cause of sexual violence that connects participants with a fundamental understanding of primary prevention of sexual violence. We continue our conversation with an examination of the four levels of primary prevention, the risk and protective factors of sexual violence, and rape culture. The goal of this training is to provide participants a comprehensive understanding of primary prevention of sexual violence and how they can begin preventing sexual violence in their professional and personal lives.

Healthy Relationships

0.75 Hour Minimum

This interactive presentation focuses on identifying the 4 pillars of a healthy relationship to assist individuals in preventing or identifying potentially abusive relationships. Individuals are encouraged to consider their current and past relationships which may include romantic, platonic, familial, and/or relationships in the workplace. The topics of boundaries, equality, healthy communication, and self-esteem will be focuses of this presentation.

Teen Dating Violence

0.75 Hour Minimum

This presentation focuses on the teen power and control wheel, examining the unique ways that teens experience domestic violence. In addition to understanding what constitutes teen dating violence we also discuss how individuals can support peers or loved ones who they know or believe may be experiencing an abusive relationship. Depending on the age and role of the audience, brief legal remedies and safety planning details may be discussed as well.

Gender Socialization

0.75 Hour Minimum

This presentation examines the strict and harmful gender expectations that are placed on both girls and boys/women and men within our society and how this socialization directly contributes to sexual and domestic violence. We use a powerful and interactive activity to engage individuals in this conversation. A follow up presentation can also be provided by examining pieces of media that promote the strict gender expectations that are discussed in Part 1.

Additional Trainings Include:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • How Domestic Violence Affects Children