Education and Prevention

What is Community Education?

Community Education offered by WIN are programs and training that are meant to raise awareness and increase knowledge about the issues of violence that affect our communities and our society as a whole.

What is Prevention?

Prevention efforts can consist of training, programming, and policy change to prevent violence and build safer communities. A specialist from WIN can help your school, business, or organization examine policies, practices, and strategies to create a safer environment and help prevent violence.

What Programs Does WIN Offer?

Education programs are offered to schools and alternative education programs. Programs can be adapted or designed to meet the specific needs of the group.

Some of the current education programs offered by WIN include:

Awareness-Based Programs

One-time programs that are designed to increase knowledge about the topic.

  • Squeakers (PreK-K) – a body safety lesson
  • The Angry Octopus (1st grade) – a lesson on dealing with anger
  • What TaDoo (2nd) – a lesson on safety, bullying, and getting help
  • Privacy Rules (3rd) – a lesson about online privacy, bullying, and body safety
  • I’m Not Annoying You (4th) – a lesson on boundaries and harassment
  • Gum In My Hair (5th) – a lesson on bullying
  • Bullying (middle school) – one to three lessons on bullying that includes bystander intervention
  • Bully at Home (middle school) – discusses family violence and child abuse through the context of bullying done by adults
  • Relationship Ready (middle school) – discusses the basics of dating relationships including what to look for in a partner, respect, boundaries, and conflict resolution *this program does not encourage dating*
  • Is It Harassment (middle school) – a lesson on the difference between teasing/flirting and harassment
  • Don’t Share That! (middle-high school) – a program that discusses technology in relationships and sexting
  • Unhealthy Relationships (high school) – a lesson that discusses unhealthy and abusive behaviors in relationships and a conversation on consent *can be combined with Healthy Relationships program*
  • Healthy Relationships (high school) – a lesson that discusses skills to having a healthy relationship including setting boundaries and conflict resolution *can be combine with Unhealthy Relationships*

Prevention-Based Programs

Programs that include several sessions and are designed to teach skills to prevent violence.

  • Jellybean Jamboree (K-2nd) – a six-week program that uses Jellybean characters to talk about important skills like empathy, problem-solving, and taking responsibility
  • Mindful Beings (3rd-5th) – a new program that helps teachers implement mindfulness practices into the classroom and daily routine in order to increase self-awareness, reduce conflict, and prevent violence
  • Expect Respect Educational Group (middle-high school) – an educational group for students that can be provided once a month to at-risk students to discuss relationships, conflict resolution, and consent
  • Expect Respect Teen Leaders (middle-high school) – a curriculum for student leaders about identifying violence, bystander intervention, and creating a safer school
  • Green Dot (college) – a trained educator is available to work with college campuses currently implementing the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program to assist with training

All programs are created to engage the audience in the subject matter in an age-appropriate way.

What Training Does WIN Offer?

WIN also offers training to businesses, organizations and professionals on various topics, including:

  • Domestic & Sexual Violence 101
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Strangulation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Reproductive Control
  • Lethality Assessment for Police Departments
  • Mandated Reporter Training (Act 31 and Act 126 approved)

All training and educational programs are provided at no cost.

For more information or to request a program or training, email the Training & Education Specialist at