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Community Education FAQs

Q: What does the Community Education department do?

A: We empower community members to foster healthy relationships and to understand, prevent and respond effectively to all forms of abuse.  We strive to make every member of our community aware that abuse is a reality in our community, that free 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 educate the community on domestic and teen dating abuse through webinars, workshops, speeches, interactive activities, classroom activities, Q&A panels and community fairs.

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

A: We educate any sort of community group, organization or school.  We educate middle and high school students, college students, faith communities, first responders, volunteers, providers, clinicians, businesses, teachers, counselors and more.

Q: Who are your educators?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Ryan Thomas is the Community Education Program Manager at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center.  His mission is to empower community members to foster healthy relationships, live in safety, and recognize, prevent and respond to abuse in all forms.  As a Community Educator, he leverages his previous teaching experience to engage the public in conversations about domestic and dating abuse through speeches, presentations, workshops and booths. 

Prior to his work in the field of domestic abuse prevention, Ryan was a teacher both abroad in Japan and in Texas for 15 years, working mostly with teens and young adults.   Ryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Texas A&M University in College Station, is a certified teacher in Texas, and is ever grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people in his community.

 

Jose IDJose Romero is a Bilingual Community Education Facilitator at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center and is dedicated to empowering others with the resources and knowledge to help them understand and respond to issues pertaining to domestic abuse.  In the past, he has worked with at-risk individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues.  A native of Houston, Jose now uses his story and experiences to relate to young people in the Dallas area as an example that past experiences don’t dictate one’s future.

Jose received his Associate’s Degree in Social Work from Eastfield College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  He has an inspiring motivation and drive to work with adolescents and support them in acquiring helpful life skills for the future.  As a native speaker of Spanish and English, Jose is able to reach populations that would otherwise be overlooked.

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.  Leading researchers recommend that healthy relationships and dating abuse education begin in the 6th grade.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: All Community Education Services are free of charge.

Q: Do you come to us?

A: Yes, we come to you.  Or we can set up a customized Zoom meeting for your organization.  No group is too small.  No group is too large.  

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, programs and activities 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: I would like you to come to my school or organization.  How do I get in touch with you?

A: Submit a speaker request form below!    For more information or to ask a question, please call our Community Education Program Manager at 469-969-7254 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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All Community Education services are free of charge in English or Spanish.

More Information

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 469-969-7254 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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