Prevention Education

The prevention education department consists of two full time staff who present educational programming to every school district in Lawrence County as well as the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, Cray Youth Challenges, New Castle School of Trades, preschools and Head Start. Programs are also presented to the Lawrence County branch of Butler County Community College, Slippery Rock University and Westminster College.

Programs provided include:

  • Touching Safety (prevention of sexual abuse) to students in PreK-5th grade.
  • Peer Harassment and Bullying to students in all grades.
  • Healthy Relationships/ Safe Dates 3 day program to 6th– 12th  grade students.
  • Consent (Sexual Assault) to students in 9th and 12th grade.
  • Presentations to junior and senior high students which address different types of abuse, how to get help, unhealthy and healthy behaviors in relationships, bullying, cyberbullying, bystander intervention, internet safety, and sexting.
  • Recognizing and dealing Emotions and Stress/ Positive Communication to all students.
  • Developmentally appropriate programs for Special needs students.
  • SAVE4, an afterschool anti-violence club, which is available to every school district in the county.
  • Professional trainings to school employees, the medical community and any other local professionals
  • Speakers to local community groups
  • Awareness materials at local health and community fairs
  • Summer food programs
  • After School programs

To schedule a speaker, please contact Sheila Fruit at 724-856-4315 or sfruit@crisisshelter.org.  The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County empowers and advocates for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. We inspire and educate citizens to create safer ommunities and break the cycle of violence.

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