Valley Trauma Center we believe that education is key to prevention.
We make hundreds of presentations to the community each year in
hopes of raising awareness of issues regarding sexual assault.
Our goal is to lessen the impact of violence in our society by
speaking to students, parents, and community groups.
Touch/ Unwanted Touch
Dating Violence/Date Rape
Traumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma Center is dedicated to remaining a visible resource in
the community. Our Prevention Education Team takes an active role
participation in local community events such as health fairs,
safety fairs, and cultural fairs.
involvement in local chambers, round tables, government committees,
health committees, and education committees.
with other community members in creative collaborations.
educational materials and making them available to other social
service agencies for distribution.
Prevention Education Team provides ongoing trainings to other
agencies and service providers. In addition, Valley Trauma Center
is committed to training first responders and those whom survivors
first turn to for help, such as law enforcement and hospital personnel.
Our Prevention Education Team will:
collaboration with California State University Northridge's Police
Department, Valley Trauma Center offers the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression
Defense) Systems Self Defense Program.
Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense
tactics and techniques for women.
R.A.D. Systems is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins
with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance,
while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.
R.A.D Systems Program is designed to develop and enhance your
options of self-defense so that they may become viable considerations
in the event of an attack.