24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 618-397-0975

Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit

Community and Professional Education

Prevention Education

Participants in prevention education classes learn how to identify elements of rape culture, identify and reduce risk factors, and become agents of change within their communities.  Each session is developmentally appropriate, highly interactive and tailored for your group.  Our curriculum are evidence-based and we work to include multiple learning styles and educational best practices.  Class topics can include:

  • Pre-K-2nd Grades:  Personal Body Safety
    • Good/Bad touches
    • Good/Bad secrets
    • Touching Rule
    • What to do if it happens to you
    • Films, books, and guided discussion
  • 3rd-5th Grades:  The 3 Types of Abuse
    • Good/Bad touches
    • Good/Bad secrets
    • Touching rule
    • Psychical, verbal, and sexual abuse
    • What to do if it happens to you
    • Films and guided discussions
  • 6-8th Grades:  Internet Safety, Sexting/Texting, and Sexual Harassment
    • How to be safe online
    • How to use apps safely
    • Child pornography
    • Cyberbulling
    • Boundaries
    • 3 types of sexual harassment:  nonverbal, verbal, psychical 
    • Definition of sexual harassment
    • Sexual harassment laws
    • Consequences of sexual harassment
    • What to do if it happens to you
  • 9th-12th Grades:  Healthy Relationships
    • Identifying relationships
    • Healthy/Unhealthy relationships
    • Conflict resolution
    • Consent
    • Rape
    • Date Rape

Public Education

Public education gives community members more awareness of issues relating to sexual violence.  Information covered in public education workshops includes:

  • Sexual assault statistics
  • Cultural beliefs and practices that have normalized or promoted sexual violence (rape culture)
  • Legal rights of victims
  • Resources for survivors of sexual violence
  • Tools and techniques for supporting a survivor

Call for Help's educators work with many different participants, including

  • Schools and youth development programs
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Faith Communities
  • Media

Professional Training

With over 40 years of experience, Call for Help is well suited to provide professional training to enhance knowledge of sexual assault, its impact on victims, and resources for survivors of sexual violence.

Audiences for professional training include:

  • Graduate students, especially in law, medicine, or social work
  • Social workers and health professionals
  • Volunteers and staff at transitional living facilities, child welfare agencies, and other social service organizations
  • School faculty and administrators
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Leaders of the faith communities
  • Confidential Advisors 

To schedule any of our Education Workshops or Training please call (618) 397-0975.