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Education Programs for Adults

Each year, our Community Education Department team members visit dozens of different community groups, government agencies, and organizations to facilitate informative and interactive presentations and trainings to adults and professionals in DFW.

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Browse the prepared presentation titles below to find one that fits your needs.  Most organizations request the introductory presentation The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, but we also have specialized presentations tailored to the specific needs of various audiences and professions.  You may also choose to have us prepare a customized presentation or facilitate a group experiential learning activity.

We also offer Project Hope, a class unique to Hope's Door New Beginning Center.  We work in conjunction with the Collin County DA’s office to educate victims of domestic-related crimes on domestic abuse and legal issues related to their case.

Prepared Presentations for Any Audience


HDNBC Agency and Services Overview

  • Learn about the mission and history of our agency, the services and resources we offer and how our efforts impact on the community.
  • Also included is some basic information on abuse and its prevalence in Texas and in the US.
  • Recommended all for professional organizations, groups, businesses, community organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profits and volunteers.
  • 15-45 minutes

The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

  • This is our introductory presentation for anyone wishing to learn about domestic abuse and its impact on our community.
  • Learn about the characteristics of abuse, different forms of abuse, the cycle of abuse, why victims stay, the effects on children, warning signs, the importance of safety planning and how to report and respond to abuse.
  • Also included is information on the free services that our agency offers.
  • Recommended all for professional organizations, businesses, community organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profits and volunteers.
  • 30 minutes-1 hour

Understanding Teen Relationships, Online Safety and Dating Abuse

  • This is our introductory presentation for adults wishing to learn about teen relationships, dating abuse, dangerous apps and online safety.
  • Learn about teen relationships and the unique characteristics of dating abuse, forms of dating abuse, the cycle of abuse, why teen victims stay, effects of abuse on teens, warning signs, how to break up safely, and how to report and respond to abuse.
  • Also included is information on the free services that our agency offers.
  • Recommended for parents, school administrators, teachers, counselors, youth ministers, parents and anyone working with teens.
  • 30 minutes-1 hour

Prepared Presentations for Specific Audiences


The following presentations include all of the elements of The Dynamics of Abuse presentation (described above) with additional information relevant to the professions of each specific audience.

Domestic Abuse in the Workplace

  • Recommended for management, executives, business owners, HR representatives, employees and volunteers.

Domestic Abuse for Faith Leaders

  • Recommended for pastors, priests, ministers,imam khatibs, rabbis, lay leaders and youth leaders.

Domestic Abuse for Legal Professionals

  • Recommended for judges, attorneys, paralegals and legal aids.

Domestic Abuse for First Responders

  • Recommended for Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Police Academy Recruits and ER staff.

Domestic Abuse for Healthcare Workers

  • Recommended for doctors, nurses, clinicians, medical assistants, mental health professionals and substance abuse counselors.

Domestic Abuse for Salon Workers

  • Recommended for stylists, nail technicians and barbers.

Domestic Abuse for Health and Fitness Trainers

  • Recommended for fitness trainers, yoga teachers and coaches.

Customized Presentations

We are happy to prepare for you a customized presentation based on your needs.  Simply let us know what kind of presentation you are looking for and we will work with you to create a unique and customized presentation for your group.  Please check out our list of possible topics.

Experiential Learning Activities


These simulations allow groups to temporarily experience life as a person who is experiencing domestic or dating abuse.  Similar to the old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, these are interactive group exercises used in a workshop setting to help us connect to the day-to-day reality for people experiencing abuse, deepen our empathy and compel us to take action.  Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of people living in abusive relationships.

In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence

This version is the original simulation, which is great for educating a broad range of community and professional groups and can be facilitated in sessions of one to two hours.

In Her Shoes: Economic Justice Edition

This version of In Her Shoes will increase awareness of the additional struggles battered women face when they are poor. The perspective of the batterer is also represented in the Economic Justice Edition. Most useful for longer training sessions where there are opportunities for group discussion.

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is a training kit for any group of adults who work with teens, such as teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, law enforcement, or parents.  Become one of six teen characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking. You make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.

Note: The “In Her Shoes” and “In Their Shoes” resources and descriptions were provided by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence at wscadv.org.

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 (972) 422-2911 ext. 254 and ask to speak to our Community Education Program Manager.

You may also submit a Request an Educator Form online to schedule a presentation or ask a question.

Check out a list of the kinds of community groups, government agencies, and organizations that we educate.

Check out a list of actual community groups, government agencies and organizations in the DFW area we have visited since October 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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