Community EducationIncreasing awareness and understanding.
Sexual Assault Community Education
Community Education Goals
Our Prevention Education Department aims to increase our community’s awareness of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child abuse prevention and intervention strategies through classroom and community presentations.
We know that sexual assault community education is key to eliminating sexual violence from our lives. All presentations are tailored to each individual group, are available in English and Spanish, and free of charge.
We currently offer the following sexual assault community education programs:
- Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP)
- Teen Assault Prevention Program (TAPP)
- At-Risk Youth
- Parent, Faculty, and Staff Presentations
To learn more about each of these programs, you can download our community education programs guide. Please call us at (707) 545-7270 if you have additional questions about any of the programs we offer.
If you are interested in becoming a sexual assault community education volunteer, you must attend our 30-hour training course including classroom group activity and lecture. Training also includes take-home reading and assignments regarding Verity’s current Prevention Education Curriculum, definitions of sexual assault and harassment, classroom management, and age-appropriate youth interactions.
Hours can be used to fulfill volunteer and internship requirements. This training is mandatory for all Prevention Education Department volunteers and interns.
All volunteers are fingerprinted and must pass a background check before beginning their volunteer assignments in the classroom.
For more information on becoming a Prevention Education Volunteer, please contact the Prevention Education Manager at [email protected].
Professional training offers an important perspective of the challenges faced by survivors of violence as they navigate various systems and situations following their trauma.
We provide support groups for survivors of sexual assault and for their loved ones who may be struggling with their own feelings.
Due to Covid-19, we are working remotely and in-office at all locations on a staggered schedule. Please be certain to call in advanced before making plans to visit our physical locations, either at the FJC or on Steele Lane. We are still operating within our normal business hours. Please keep this in mind when contacting us, as we may not be immediately available via our office numbers, but will get your call soon. Our crisis line is fully operational so if you have an emergency, please call our crisis line.
If you have an immediate crisis, please call our rape crisis intervention hotline at (707) 545-7273 or call 911 for emergency services.
For all other inquiries about Verity, including the services we provide, upcoming events, or volunteer opportunities, please call (707) 545-7270 or fill out the contact form on this page. We will reply within two business days.