Prevention Services

Refuge House knows that violence is a significant public health, human rights and human development issue across the globe. It burdens individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, cities and nations. But did you know that violence is preventable? That its impacts can be significantly reduced? Scientifically credible strategies suggest that supporting positive and nurturing relationships in multiple settings can drastically prevent violence.

Refuge House includes a Community Education and Training program which exists to enhance safe intervention and ongoing violence prevention through awareness, skills building and tool dissemination that identify and practice ways to create just, equitable and safe communities.

Current Projects
  • Youth programming at schools and other youth-serving groups
  • For Teachers: Our curriculum adheres to the Sunshine State Standards and incorporates research-based strategies. Our program has been developed by former teachers with current teachers. We aim to incorporate our pieces into your curriculum as seamlessly as possible.
  • Custom professional training with staffs in business, medicine, non-profits, legal aid, faith, etc.
  • Custom presentations for students in undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Presentations for community organizations, meetings and events
  • Groups: Secondary prevention focus, psychoeducational, available regularly, for all organization types
  • Trainings for parents of students Pre-school through 12th grade
  • Social marketing and awareness campaign material production and dissemination
  • A Community Action Team on the prevention of teen dating violence in the Tallahassee area
  • Volunteer and intern coordination for ongoing healthy relationships support
  • Research-based, age-appropriate curriculum
Areas of Interest
  • Bullying: Drama & Pettiness
  • Cultural Norms
  • Gender Roles
  • Impact of Alcohol and Drugs
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Cyber Bullying & Cyber Stalking
  • Healthy Communication
  • Impact of Violence
  • Advocate Self Care
  • Effects of DV on Children
  • Prostitution
  • Values Assessments
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dating Violence
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Intersectionality
  • Consent vs. Coercion
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Media
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Preventing Violence in the Workplace
  • Self-Esteem
  • Men as a Part of the Solution
  • Personal Values
  • Rape Myths
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
  • Oppression
  • Power and Control
  • Respect
  • Social Influence on Culture Change
  • History of the Movement
  • What to Do & How to Help a Victim
Additional Information
  • Always free of cost
  • Custom for any group at any level
  • Any frame of time you have available, from 15 minutes to 2+ hours
Contact

For more information or to schedule a presentation or series, please contact Taylor Novak. We look forward to working with you to develop fantastic advocacy and alliances!

TAYLOR NOVAK

Director of Community Education & Training

850-329-2057 x1121