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Womans aid service inc. Prevention Education Helping Youth Grow Into Healthy Relationships We offer prevention programs to schools, alternative education programs, and other community organizations. The curriculum is designed to be presented in four, fifty minute sessions; however, we would be happy to tailor a program to fit your needs. Our program also offers individual counseling, advocacy, and follow-up services to teens. We cover a variety of topics including: • Examining legal and personal definitions of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and dating violence. • Understanding the devestating impact that sexual harassment may have on victims. • Knowing their school's polict on sexual harassment and where to go for help when you are being sexually harassed. • Incorporating ideas for peer prevention of sexual harassment in your school. • Working to define the different aspects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence in dating relationships. • Recognizing the warning signs of an abusive relationship and how to help someone who is being abused. • Understanding the cycle of violence and why it is sometimes difficult for victims to leave an abusive relationship. • Identifying the emotional and physical effects that sexual assault has on a victim. • Recognizing when coercive control or illegal substances are used to manipulate a sexual encounter. • Dispelling myths about sexual assault. • Explaining the legal and medical procedures that occur when a sexual assault is reported to the authorities. • Being aware of community resources that can assist victims. • Understanding a strong dating relationship is based on equality and respect. Emergency Shelter Services Women's Aid Service provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Clare, Gratiot, and Isabella Counties. Our shelter is a home where victims and children can find respite from the cycle of abuse. While in this safe, supportive environment they receive counseling to explore options available to them. Our counselors also assist them in implementing their choices. This process may include advocacy on their behalf, community referrals and transportation when appropriate. Women's Aid Service's staff is available 24 hours a day to provide assistance to victims caught in
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course HDF 411 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Central Mich..

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