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Community Education FAQs

Q: What does the Community Education department do?

A: We promote healthy relationships and empower community members of all ages to understand, prevent and respond effectively to all forms of abuse. 

We also strive to make every member of our community aware that abuse is a reality in our community, that help is available for those suffering from abuse and that all our services are free of charge.

Q: In what ways do you educate the community?

A: We have a variety of formats that we use to educate the community on Domestic and Dating Abuse, including: speeches, presentations, activities, classes, and booths and tables at awareness events and community fairs. 

For more information about our educational programming for adults, professionals, youths and students, please check out What We Do.

For information about booths and tables at resource and community fairs, or about appearances or media interviews, please check out our Awareness and Outreach Programs.

For more information about our classes for victims of a domestic-related crime upon referral by the Collin County DA, please check out Project Hope.

Q: Who do you educate?  Who is your audience?

A: We educate any sort of community group, organization, adult, professional, student or young person. 

For a list of the kinds of organizations, groups and schools that we educate, please check out Who We Educate.

Q: What organizations have you educated in the past?

A: For a list of some of the organizations and schools that we have visited in the past year, please check out Who We’ve Educated.

Q: What have people said about you?

A: For testimonials from adults and teens that we have educated, please check out What They’ve Said About Us.

Q: What kinds things do you talk about?

A: We talk about anything related to healthy, unhealthy or abusive relationships.  More specifically, we discuss the dynamics of domestic abuse, teen dating abuse, online safety and sexual violence. 

For a full list of topics that we could incorporate into a customized presentation for you, please check out What We Talk About.

Q: Are your topics appropriate for young people?

A: Absolutely.  Current research shows that even 9th grade is too late to start educating young people for primary prevention to be effective.  One of the current leading researchers in Teen Dating Abuse from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recommends that healthy relationships and dating abuse education begin in the 7th grade.

Q: How much does it cost for an educator to visit an organization?

A: All Community Education Services are free of charge.  The only exception is our special Project Hope class ($40) where attendees are referred to us by the Collin County District Attorney.

Q: Do you come to us?

A: Yes, we come to you.  No group is too small.  No group is too large.  Conversely, in our Project Hope program, people come to our Outreach Center in Plano for these special classes.

Q: What sort of education programs do you have for adults or professionals?

A: We have a number of education and training programs for adults and professionals.

For more information about our educational programming for adults and professionals, please check out our Education and Training Programs for Adults and Professionals.

Q: What sort of education programs do you have for teens or students?

A: We have a number of educational presentations, activities and curricula for teens and students.

For more information about our education programs for young people, please check out our Educational Programming for Teens and Students.

Q: Do you host tables or booths at fairs or events?  Media interviews?

A: Yes, we do.  For more information about our Awareness and Outreach activities in the community like tables and booths for various fairs, as well as media interviews and our annual Candlelight Vigil, please check out our Awareness and Outreach Programs.

Q: I would like you to come to my school or organization.  How do I get in touch with you?

A: We love hearing directly from members of our community.  If you would like more information or if you have a question regarding our free Community Education Services, please call (972) 422-2911 ext. 254 and ask to speak to our Community Education Program Manager.

 

Request an Educator

Please email any requests for one of our professional Educators to speak to your school, organization, or community group about the dynamics of domestic abuse, teen dating abuse or family violence to Ryan Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may text him at 469-247-5133 or leave a voicemail message at the Education and Prevention voicemail box at our Outreach Center at 469-969-7254 as well.

All Community Education and Prevention Presentations are free of charge.

Please leave as many details as possible such as your name, organization, contact information, dates requested and the topics you are intesersted in learning about, and he will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your needs and set up a customized presentation.

Thank you for supporting survivors of abuse in our community!

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