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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Safeberks Abuse Education Programs

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ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD AT THE MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING210 GEORGE STREET, READING PA 19605 FROM 6 TO 8 PM. 
If planning to attend, please email Sgt. Andrew Swoyer - aswoyer@muhlenbergtwp.com or call 610-929-5454. 


TONIGHTS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED - CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULED DATES - October 2nd and 15th, 2019- Domestic Violence 101

Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is pervasive in the homes and lives of many children, as well as adults in our lives - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status or level of education. Safe Berks has developed a program to help to understand the violence some of the member in the community face so that they can work to provide a peaceful and supportive environment. Participants will receive information on available community services so that they can be a resource for those in their community.  By working together, we can increase awareness and encourage action to break the cycle of domestic violence. 


November 6th and 19th, 2019- Domestic Violence through the eyes of a child

All too often, children witness, or are themselves victims of violence at home or in their community. Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child’s life, growth, and development. Safe Berks has developed a program that discusses the effects that domestic violence has on children. In this presentation we will discuss the signs and effects of children living with violence, ways to talk to children about domestic violence, what to do if a child or young person discloses abuse in the home, and how to help victims. Through supportive intervention, even one caring individual can dramatically change a child’s life.  

 

December 4th and 17th, 2019- In their Shoes (Interactive Scenarios)

About one in four teens report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse each year. It is very likely that there are students sitting in your community who are experiencing abuse by an intimate partner. This program will help you understand red flags for an abusive relationship, the unique differences between adult domestic violence and teen dating abuse, and how to help a teenage victim. “In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence,” provides adult participants the opportunity to directly experience what it is like to be in a teen dating violence situation from the perspective of one of six characters, as they walk through their stories and make decisions that affect the outcomes.


February 4th, 11th, 19th, 25th – Parents in the Know

This is a 4-session training that brings adults together to learn more about protecting our children and preventing child sexual abuse. It is important to understand that it is our responsibility as adults to protect children. Our focus will be on educating, empowering, and building skills to better protect the children in our community. One important part of the program is improving our abilities as adults to recognize, question, and intervene if necessary, with other adults.


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