Prevention and Training for Schools

 

Victim Services Center aims to help reduce incidences of crime through prevention programs for Montgomery County schools and other community groups. Programs are designed to be age-appropriate and trauma-informed for audiences; from preschool age to college-age students. Below is a list of topics available. If you are interested in scheduling a program, complete the form below or contact Jessica Carson at education@vscmontcopa.org or 610-232-0923 ext. 232. If none of the listed topics does not meet your specific needs, please inquire about customized programs.

 

 

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

It is a priority to prevent all types of abuse and neglect of children. Below are a list of skills that can help prevent child sexual abuse. While VSC has programs designed for children and youth, adults are ultimately responsible for ensuring that children are safe. Please visit the For Parents and Caregiver page to learn about child sexual abuse prevention for adults. 

 

  • Learning about body parts

  • Respect for bodily integrity 

  • Asking for help

  • Social, assertive communication skills

 

Sexual Assault Prevention

Sex education should not only include information about contraception or anatomy. Quality, comprehensive sex education should include information about sex, sexuality and relationships. If we deny young people information about sex and relationships and tell them to not have sex then this also denies them the skills and tools to make healthy decisions. VSC provides inclusive, trauma-informed and culturally responsive sex education. Below are a list of skills and topics that can help prevent sexual assault. The approach is to have discussions and skill-building activities that address sexual communication, sexual respect, and consent. We also aim to imrpove communicate between parents and young people about sex. 

 

  • Legal definitions and terms related to sexual violence (i.e. sexual harassment, sexual assault) 

  • Sexual communication and consent

  • Respect for physical and emotional boundaries in relationships

  • Safely taking action against threatening or violent behaviors and attitudes as a bystander or friend

  • Responding, supporting and empowering someone 

Other Topics 

  • Bullying Prevention

  • Technology Safety 

 

Our mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. Founded in 1974 as Women Against Rape, we have been supporting survivors and their families for more than 40 years. Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Call our free, 24-hour hotline at 1-888-521-0983.

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T: 610-277-0932

F: 610-277-6386

E: vscmontcopa@vscmontcopa.org

325 Swede St., 2nd Floor 

Norristown, PA 19401

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