Prevention Education

Safe Harbor is helping change the conversation around domestic violence and sexual assault to reduce the incidence of this type of violence in the community. We hope you will join us in this effort by supporting our expansion, building a dedicated Community Lifeline and Prevention Center. Call 385-515-4008. 

1 in 3 women in Utah experience domestic violence or sexual assault

at some point in her lifetime. The national average for domestic violence is 1 in 4.

%

of homicides in Utah are related to domestic violence

The national average is 30% for the past 10 years.

We want to change this and you can help!

What is prevention?

In the public health context, there are three types of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary prevention is the main focus which is defined as preventing violence before it occurs. Additionally, the goals of primary prevention are to:

  • Identify and prevent experiences of violence
  • Alter unhealthy or unsafe behaviors that can lead to injury or violence
  • Increase Protective Factors that buffer against injury or violence
  • Improve resiliency should exposure occur

At Safe Harbor, our prevention efforts are focused on educating youth on healthy relationships, changing gender norms and address toxic masculinity, and enable the community with the tools to be a bystander.

Shared Risk and Protective Factors

We need your help! Safe Harbor is conducting a survey to identify the risk and protective factors Davis County is experiencing. Take the survey here!

What is a risk factor?

Risk factors are a combination of individual, relationship, community, and societal factors that contribute to the risk of violence. Research on violence has increased our understanding of factors that make some populations more vulnerable to victimization and perpetration.
What is a protective factor?
Protective factors are conditions or attributes (skills, strengths, resources, supports, or coping strategies) in individuals, families, communities or society that provide some protection from problem behaviors and help people deal more effectively with stress. Protective factors can decrease the likelihood of developing negative health or social outcomes. 
Community Presentations
We have a wide range of presentations that are always available upon request within the community. Community presentations are a great way to initiate conversation, bring awareness, educate and empower community stakeholders on the issue of violence. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact our prevention advocate at myra@safeharborhope.org.

Agency Overview

A description of Safe Harbor, our services, and a brief overview of what domestic violence and sexual assault entails

Healthy Relationships

Adaptable for different target audiences i.e. youth, college students, and adults

Bystander Intervention

Training presentation that is designed to equip teachers, community leaders, and students with the tools and confidence to intervene when witnessing a violent situation

Life Skills

Community-based series that focuses on developing skills to be successful finding and holding a job

Financial Empowerment

Presentation designed to bring awareness to financial abuse, as well as ways to prevent it through financial literacy and empowerment

CUT IT OUT

Dedicated to mobilizing salon / spa professionals, students and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT® builds awareness of domestic abuse through awareness materials to be displayed in salons, the “Give the Power Back” initiative to involve salons in helping local domestic violence agencies, and training salon / spa professionals and students to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to resources.

Boys and Men Against Violence

An online webinar designed to bring together parents, educators, community and business leaders, and women to create meaningful conversations about how we can stop violence against women.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships is based on the Safe Dates curriculum for adolescents.

Through this curriculum, teens learn about healthy relationships, choices, and communication. The curriculum addresses attitudes, opinions, and behaviors related to dating abuse and healthy relationships.

The curriculum explores healthy and unhealthy relationships, what equality looks like, and emotional development.

The curriculum also includes engaging activities, such as developing safe skills and interactive discussion scenarios.

If you work with teens and would like an advocate to come teach Healthy Relationships, call 385-515-4044 or email info@safeharborhope.org.

 

Community Presentations

One of Safe Harbor’s pillars is a commitment to community outreach and prevention education. It is part of our mission to provide domestic violence and sexual assault education, awareness, and resources to our community.

Safe Harbor can provide tailored presentations to school, church, community group or other organization. Topics can include:

  • Domestic Violence 101
  • Sexual Assault 101
  • Safe Harbor Services
  • What you can do to stop violence in your community
  • Bystander Intervention

Many groups request a presentation to launch or conclude a fundraising drive and if you have donations the presenter will be happy to pick them up and bring them back to Safe Harbor (as long as they fit in his/her vehicle!).

Safe Harbor is also available to table at community events.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please call 801-444-3191 or email info@safeharborhope.org.

What You Can Do

Follow us on Facebook and share our posts.

Let your legislator know you support funding for Safe Harbor and violence prevention.

Learn more by contacting us about our Capital Campaign.

Change the conversation. If you overhear someone saying something that helps promote sexual violence or even jokes that demean any group, say something. Silence condones myths that can help create a society where violence is accepted.

Have a presentation on Healthy Relationships at your school or organization.

Visit the CDC website to learn more about national efforts to reduce sexual assault and rape.

Donate to Safe Harbor to support free services or to help build our new Community Lifeline and Prevention Center.

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