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Women's Center of Greater Danbury

Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

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Youth Education Programs

Our prevention education programs aim to affect children’s behavior over the trajectory of their school years, beginning in Pre-K or kindergarten, and extending over multiple years of students’ academic careers. Programs are age appropriate, corresponding to behaviors and situations that commonly arise at predicted points of students’ growth and experience. Our goal is to provide multi-tiered programming for students, so that prevention education programs are ongoing throughout the academic year. We focus our education efforts on younger populations where the greatest opportunity exists to prevent a child from developing a vulnerability of becoming either a victim or perpetrator of abuse, as well as providing education to teachers and parents, so they can reinforce concepts and help build protective factors in children.

Our curricula are designed to reach these goals:

  • Reduce the risk of victimization
  • Prevent perpetration of abuse
  • Build personal and environmental factors that protect an individual from ever developing the vulnerability to become a victim or perpetrator of abuse (primary prevention)
  • Address the societal roots of violence

Please click the picture to the right to access a listing of all of our programs.  If you are interested in scheduling a youth education program, please contact Gabby Lanzetta, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our education programs are 100% self-funded through various fundraising activities. To ensure these programs and services can continue, please consider making a donation at https://www.wcogd.org/index.php/giving/make-a-donation. Thank you for your support as we continue “Working to end the violence.”

 

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A Statewide K-12 Sexual Assault and Abuse Prevention and Awareness Program

Effective October 1, 2016, all local and regional school districts in Connecticut were required to implement sexual assault awareness and prevention programs in grades kindergarten through twelve, as per Section 17a-101q of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education, and Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, developed a framework as well as performance indicators for these programs.

The Women’s Center’s educational programs align with the guidelines set forth in the statewide framework, allowing school districts to collaborate with us to achieve full compliance with this new mandate. This mandate has three major aspects, including: (1) Instructional Modules for Teachers (2) Age-appropriate Educational Materials for Students (3) A Uniform Child Sexual Abuse and Assault Response Policy and Reporting Procedure. We are able to provide expertise to districts on all three parts of this mandate.

 

Location & Contact

Women's Center of Greater Danbury 
2 West Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
E-mail: womenscenter@wcogd.org

Counseling/Administrative Headquarters:
Ph: (203) 731-5200
Fax: (203) 731-5207

Local Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

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