Community Education & Professional Training
DARCC provides community education, risk reduction and prevention programs to Dallas county organizations, businesses and schools. If you would like to request a presentation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request here.
DARCC Community Education and Training Topics:
All sessions/trainings can be adapted for all audiences as well as for length of time. This is not an exhaustive list, as it may be possible to customize new training material depending on the information requested and the amount of time before the training schedule begins.
Sexual Violence 101
Basic information about sexual violence, including the spectrum statistics, facts, and the effects of sexual violence.
Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Appropriate for high school and college age youth and adults. What is sexual harassment, how to respond if it happens to you or someone you know, the continuum of sexual violence, facts, statistics, and the effects of sexual harassment.
Detailed information about the effects of trauma, as well as how to support people who may be experiencing trauma.
History and Prevention of Sexual Violence
Training that looks at statistics, historical events, oppression, power and privilege, culture and rape culture, what prevention is and is not, and what the participant’s role should be in ending sexual violence.
Participants learn the importance of intervening in situations where someone displays attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors supportive of sexual violence, develop skills to keep themselves safe during intervention, and make pledges to intervene to keep their communities safe.
Sexual Assault Investigations for Law Enforcement
This session includes the Sexual Assault Awareness presentation, along with additional information useful for law enforcement professionals such as the effects of trauma on victim behavior (for purposes of interviewing).
Participants discuss and learn new avenues to have direct, peaceful communication including understanding consent- how to ask for consent, how to respond peacefully to rejection, and respecting others’ boundaries.
Breaking the Box of Gender Norms
Explores gender stereotypes and how narrow definitions of gender can limit options for both sexes, as well as put all people at risk of experiencing/perpetrating violence.
Teen Dating Violence
Participants learn to recognize signs of teen dating violence, how to combat teen dating violence, and which resources are available in the community. Best for middle, junior, and high schools students and their adult influencers (parents, teachers, coaches, etc.)
Crisis Intervention and Self Care
Participants develop skills for supporting people going through crisis, what resources are available for those going through crisis, what resources are available for people supporting others, and learn self-care techniques to ensure they are not overwhelmed with helping others.
Building Healthy Relationships and Communities
Participants discover their expectations for relationships they have in their lives, their comfortable boundaries with the people in their lives, how to communicate their wants and needs, and how to accept rejection.
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Participants learn the realities of bullying and cyberbullying, how to identify instances of bullying and cyberbullying, support victims of bullying and cyberbullying, how to ask for help and who to ask for help in these instances, and how to ensure they are safe at school and on the internet.