Educational Programs

Breaking the Cycle

As the years go by we are seeing adults who grew up in domestic violence house holds develop unhealthy relationships that resemble the very relationships that they seen as children. Beyond Violence wants to break that cycle and teach children what to recognize and what they are able to do to prevent domestic violence in their lives.

Our program includes:

  • Recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Education on Teen Dating Abuse
  • Discussion about what to do to help a friend who is in an abusive relationship
  • Self Esteem and Self Respect
  • The risks of drugs and how it correlates with abuse

In 2015-2016 school year Beyond Violence educated 7th and 9th grade students at Berwick High School . After the Breaking The Cycle Presentation, there were 8 students who sought  individual counseling.

In 2016-2017 school year Beyond Violence educated 7th and 9th grade students at Berwick High School. After the Breaking The Cycle Presentation, there were 24 students who sought individual counseling . Beyond Violence also piloted the Breaking The Cycle presentation to Columbia Montour Vocational Technical School for  grades 9-12.

Stranger Danger

It is best to build confidence and self-esteem in children in order to stay safe in any potentially dangerous situation.

Our program includes

  • Role-play on ways to say “no” and avoid potentially dangerous situations.
  • Use juvenile self-help books as an educational tool.
  • Discuss ways to identify safe people.

In 2013-2014 Beyond Violence educated 14,506 individuals.

Bullies to Buddies

Children with special needs, in foster homes and children whose mothers expose them to different boyfriends are more susceptible to bullying.

Children and teens who are considered different from the peers are the most frequent targets of bullies.

Consequences of bullying:

  • Suicide
  • School shootings
  • Low self-esteem

Bullies as young adults tend to be abusers in young adulthood thereby continuing the cycle of violence.

Financial Literacy

Many women come to us without the knowledge of how to put a budget together, open bank accounts or write a check.

Our staff teach residents:

  • Budgeting processes
  • Best ways to address past credit and debt issues
  • Banking procedures

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