Prevention Programs


Call 631-689-2672 and ask for our Prevention Department or email prevention@crimevictimscenter.org for more information.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

The Crime Victims Center can present an educational workshop for your school, organization or business! All programs are designed to be age appropriate for every level. Our programs focus on giving individuals of all ages the tools they need to keep themselves and their communities safe!

Prevention Education Programs

Pre-K through 12th Grade

You're In Charge| Pre-K- 3rd Grade

You're in Charge enforces child safety by teaching empowerment and body-autonomy through an explanation of boundaries, good touches and bad touches, our 10 Rules for Safety, The Touching Rule, importance of not keeping secrets, and the importance of saying "no" and telling a trusted adult.

When Should You Tell| 4th-6th Grade

The focus of this workshop is to educate children about the importance of telling a grown-up in plain, straightforward terms if someone has done or said something to make them feel uncomfortable or “yucky”. It focuses on intervention, resource help, trusting your own feelings, and likes and dislikes. The program also teaches the differences between passive,

Cyber Safety| 5th-8th Grade

Cyber Safety encourages proper safety measures to take while using the internet, phone apps, texting, and social media while tackling common misconceptions surrounding these things. The program discusses the positives and negatives of using various popular apps and concludes with several role-play scenarios where children will learn to handle potentially harmful situations.

Katie’s Secret| 7th-9th Grade

Teens learn to protect themselves through role-playing, dramatic improvisation and "what if" scenarios. The program covers warning signs that someone you know may be a victim of abuse, common fears teens have about disclosing, and available support services.

Katie’s Secret| 10th-12th Grade

Teens learn to protect themselves through role-playing, dramatic improvisation and "what if" scenarios. The program covers warning signs that someone you know may be a victim of abuse, common fears teens have about disclosing, and available support services.

Katie’s Secret II will additionally cover a discussion on effects of certain date rape drugs.

Safe Dates| 7th-12th Grade

This 4-session evidence-based workshop educates students to recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, abusive relationships. Through group interactions, role plays, and discussions, students learn causes and consequences of dating abuse and skills to develop healthy relationships through effective communication.

Staying Safe| 9th-12th Grade

This program provides necessary tools to understand, recognize, and prevent sexual assault, harassment, dating violence, and stalking. Participants will learn warning signs and risk factors related to these issues and gain a greater understanding of the kinds of environments that can perpetuate and facilitate them.

Teen Sexting Prevention & Cyber Safety| 9th-12th Grade

This program provides information about the laws pertaining to sexting and child pornography and discusses the potentially devastating long-term consequences. Students will gain a better understanding of the digital trail and how to better protect themselves from online predators, including the importance of being mindful of content they share online, the grooming process, and how to report suspicious or concerning activity.

Hate Crimes Prevention| Middle School and High School Students

Our organization provides participants with detailed information about what a hate crime is and what to do if you or someone you know may be a victim of a hate crime. Participants learn about prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and the seriousness of hate crimes, and how it effects victims and communities. The workshop provides a detailed overview of the rights of crime victims and services that they are entitled to under the law.

College Students

Bringing in the Bystander| College Students

Participants will come to understand that everyone has an important role to play in the intervention and prevention of sexual violence and relationship violence. Although most of us who live in the University community will not be survivors or perpetrators of sexual and relationship violence, each of us will be a bystander or witness inappropriate behavior that contributes to a culture of sexual and relationship violence and asks that each member of the community commit to intervene. The participants will come to explore safe, individualized strategies that reflect an appropriate level of intervention needed for the inappropriate behavior.

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The Men’s Program| Male- Identifying College Students

This evidence-based workshop is specifically tailored for male-identifying college students and teaches men to better understand how to assist a woman after a sexual assault occurs and how to intervene as a bystander if they observe a situation that could turn into rape. The program focuses on empathy-building, bystander education, and defining consent.

Staying Safe: Enough is Enough| College Students

This program provides necessary tools to understand, recognize, and prevent sexual assault, harassment, dating violence, and stalking. Participants will learn warning signs and risk factors related to these issues and gain a greater understanding of the kinds of environments that can perpetuate and facilitate them. Risk factors and abusive dating relationships are examined, providing participants with the knowledge to help them to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. Additionally, participants will be informed of their on and off campus rights and resources. This workshop is customized for each individual institution to reflect campus culture and to include specific campus policies, procedures, and protocols.

Adults

Apple of My Eye: Guardian for Children| Parents and Community Members - Click here to access Apple of My Eye Online Classroom

This program, created by Laura Ahearn, Esq., LMSW Executive Director CVC/PFML consists of three modules designed to prevent, detect and report child sexual abuse as well as adult rape prevention tips. The program includes prevention tips, red flags, and tricks abusers use to access children. The program educates about the grooming process, types of child predators, Megan's Law and information the registry provides. Parents will learn skills to protect their child from sexual abuse and services available to crime victims, recieve a free certificate included for all attendees that complete the course and a FREE Tool-Kit upon completion for Suffolk County residents.

Apple of My Eye: Guardian for Children II| Professionals Working with Children

This program, created by Laura Ahearn, Esq., LMSW Executive Director CVC/PFML consists of three modules designed to prevent, detect and report child sexual abuse as well as adult rape prevention tips. The program includes prevention tips, red flags, and tricks abusers use to access children. The program educates about the grooming process, types of child predators, Megan's Law and information the registry provides. Parents will learn skills to protect their child from sexual abuse and services available to crime victims, recieve a free certificate included for all attendees that complete the course and a FREE Tool-Kit upon completion for Suffolk County residents.

The Apple of my Eye II workshop has a more in-depth discussion of mandated reporting. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Sexual Harassment Training | Adults

This training covers the New York State and Federal laws pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace. It also includes examples of conduct that would constitute sexual harassment, to whom one should report this conduct, and remedies available to the employee. All available forums for adjudicating complaints including information addressing conduct by supervisors and additional responsibilities for such supervisors is also discussed.

Staying Safe | Adults

This workshop equips students with the necessary tools to understand, recognize, and prevent sexual assault, harassment, dating violence, and stalking. Students will learn about the warning signs and risk factors related to these issues. Content also includes a discussion of affirmative consent and rape culture and its impact. Victim-blaming is also discussed in order to educate and build empathy. The adult version also includes a discussion on non consensual porn.

Staying Safe: Enough is Enough II | College Faculty and Staff

Adapted for college faculty, administration, and counseling staff, this workshop will help educate employees about their rights and responsibilities under NYS Education Law, Article 129-B. Participants will also gain insight on how best to approach these topics with students and how to recognize post-traumatic responses. The workshop is customized for each individual institution to reflect campus culture and to include campus policies, procedures, and protocols.

Teen Sexting Prevention | Adults

This workshop provides information about the laws pertaining to "sexting" and discusses the potentially devastating, long-term consequences. Parents will have a better understanding of the digital trail and will be educated on how to report any online incident.

The adult version will include an additional discussion on online dating.

Hate Crimes Prevention | Adults

Our organization provides participants with detailed information about what a hate crime is and what to do if you or someone you know may be a victim of a hate crime. Participants learn about prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and the seriousness of hate crimes, and how it effects victims and communities. The workshop provides a detailed overview of the rights of crime victims and services that they are entitled to under the law.

Group Discount Rates (material cost NOT included in discount):
5-10 programs-10% discounted cost
11-15 programs-15% discounted cost
16 or more programs-20% discounted cost