The DC Department of Health, Violence Prevention Program provides violence related education to students K-12 in Wards 7 and 8 public and public charter schools. Education sessions include Child Abuse Prevention, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Bullying and Rape Prevention Education. The Violence Prevention program is designed to reduce and prevent the incidence of sexual violence in Wards 7 and 8 which display the highest incidences in the District of Columbia. The sessions involve supplying information about awareness and different forms of violence, signs, how to appropriately handle once it has occurred, and relevant community resources within the District of Columbia.
Rape Prevention Education is an education sessions designed to educate students how to , recognize precursors of rape, how to appropriately handle once it has occurred, and relevant community resources can assist within the District of Columbia.
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships is an education session designed to teach students how to identify, develop and maintain healthy relationships and how to prevent and recognize unhealthy relationships.
Bullying provides bullying and violence prevention education to District of Columbia youth in grades K – 12. The VPP education topics include bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, depression and suicide prevention.
Good Touch/Bad Touch is a child abuse prevention curriculum designed for pre-school and Kindergarten through sixth grade students as tool. It works by teaching children what abuse is, by giving skills development (safety rules, builds self-esteem, trusting their feelings) and by empowering them into action if threatened or victimized. When your child participates in the presentation at school, this can open the door to communication between you as the parent and your child.