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Education is  the key to prevention.

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Rape Prevention

At 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.

  • Our programs are tailored to specific audience needs and ages
  • We offer lectures in a series format upon request.
  • Presentations are available in English and Spanish; other languages
    are offered when possible.
  • We offer day, evening, and weekend presentations.
  • Programs are offered free of charge.
   Presentation Topics
    • Sexual Assault

    • Child Sexual Assault

    • Sexual Harassment

    • Date Rape Drugs

    • Child Abuse

    • Good Touch/ Unwanted Touch

    • Teen Dating Violence/Date Rape

    • Domestic Violence

    • Dating Violence 

    • Relationship and Interpersonal  Violence

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Community Education

Valley Trauma Center is dedicated to remaining a visible resource in the community. Our Prevention Education Team takes an active role via:

  • Ongoing participation in local community events such as health fairs, safety fairs, and cultural fairs.

  • Active involvement in local chambers, round tables, government committees, health committees, and education committees.

  • Liaisons with other community members in creative collaborations.

  • Developing educational materials and making them available to other social service agencies for distribution.

Trainings

Our 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:

  • Train your staff at both a clinical and informational level.

  • Help increase available tools and resources.

Self-Defense

In collaboration with California State University Northridge's Police Department, Valley Trauma Center offers the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems Self Defense Program.

  • The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women.

  • The 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.
  •   The 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.

 

 
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