Violence Prevention and Community Education

The Houston Area Women’s Center is committed to working with our communities to build greater understanding of the issues of domestic and sexual violence. Each year, our staff train and educate thousands of medical, law enforcement, mental health and legal professionals, youth, university students and administrators, educators, faith-based leaders, community leaders, volunteers and advocates. At the Center, we firmly believe that we will one day end the cycle of abuse by realistically talking and learning the truth about domestic and sexual violence.

 

We welcome the opportunity to work with your group to design a training and/or education program that meets your organization’s needs and fits within your schedule.

 


Professional Training

We work closely with medical, law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, legal professionals, university students and administrators, educators, faith-based leaders, advocates and activists to design a training program that fits your organization’s needs and works within your schedule. Our training modules are designed to build specific skills. Upon completion of one of our training modules, participants should not only gain a deeper understanding of domestic and sexual violence, but they should be able to capably assist someone suffering from this type of violence.

 

Our Violence Prevention and Community Education program offers training modules on a variety of topics, including:

General Training

  • Intimate Partner Violence (3-4 hours)
  • Sexual Violence (3-4 hours)
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Crisis Intervention I
  • Certified Sexual Assault Training Program (Certification through Office of Attorney General -OAG)

 

Specialized Trainings

 

  • Medical Advocacy
  • The 3 R Advocacy

 

Are you interested in hosting a professional training?

 

 

 

Please complete and submit a Training Request Form and someone will work with you to schedule a training for your team. Please contact:

 

Martha Pacelli
Manager of Violence Prevention & Community Education

(713) 528-6798 ext. 2263

mpacelli@hawc.org

 

Our Violence Prevention and Community Education team also conducts the agency’s Volunteer Training. To sign up, click here.

 

Community Education

Our educators are out in the community engaging and educating audiences about domestic and sexual violence. We work extensively with youth, abuse survivors, parents and teachers. Our Community Education presentations cover a broad range of topics including:

  • Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

 

Are you interested in a speaker for your event?

Please complete and submit a Community Education Request Form and someone will work with you to schedule a presentation.

 

Are you interested in a Women's Center representative at your fair or community event?

Please complete our Fairs and Community Partner Events Request Form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss representative availability.

 

Volunteer Training

The Violence Prevention and Community Education department also conducts the agency’s Volunteer Training. Please visit the Volunteer Page to sign up.

 

* Please note: Crisis Intervention Training for Volunteers are limited to the first 25 registrants. Please make sure to register early!