EDUCATION & PROGRAMS

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The Ozark Rape Crisis Center believes it is critical to provide effective sexual violence prevention education and information to the community and offers the following violence prevention educational programs to schools, churches, employers, professional organizations, civic clubs and other organizations at no cost.

  • Safe Dates – is a research based program with strong, long-term outcomes. Safe Dates has been identified as a model program in the National Registry of Effective Programs. It can be presented in four, six, or nine sessions and is designed to prevent the initiation of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse between individuals in dating relationships by using interactive group discussion. A play and a poster contest are optional activities.

  • Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School is an evidence-based, multi-level prevention program for students in 6th and 7th grade on establishing boundaries and recognizing sexual harassment. Students are encouraged to think about their boundaries, how to respect others’ boundaries and what to do if their boundaries are violated. Shifting Boundaries includes a “Hot Mapping” activity for students to inform school administrators where they feel safe vs. unsafe on their campus.

  • Give Respect, Get Respect –This 4-session program is for people with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities who receive supports or who may attend local community programs. It teaches about healthy relationships in plain language, is highly interactive and includes information on healthy boundaries and the right to make choices. 

 

  • Agent of Change -- This is a multi-session program for High School students designed to heighten awareness of potential interpersonal violence, and to train students to be, when appropriate, "active bystanders".  Students are encouraged to step in when they see abuse scenarios.  Research based practices are used to train students how to safely intervene and help prevent interpersonal violence.  

  • Dating Matters -- This multi-session program, designed by the CDC, is for middle school students to help them prepare for adolescence and the changes they will face.  There is also a parent component, designed for parents of adolescent and pre-adolescent children, that aids in parent communication, understanding the emotional challenges of parenting an adolescent, and building healthy relationships between parents and their children.  

  • Rape Culture -- This single-session program is designed to help community members understand how daily exposure to media and social norms create a culture of disrespect and objectification, which contributes to increased incidents of interpersonal violence.  

  • Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention – This is a single session program that discusses sexual assault statutes, myths about rape, the effects of sexual violence on a victim, what to do if someone has been sexually assaulted, and red flags of dangerous relationships. Safety tips and resource information are offered throughout program.  

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