The Center for Prevention of Abuse’s Prevention Education department provides violence prevention education programming in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties to nearly 30,000 students annually.
CFPA’s team of educators help schools and learning communities create a safe, supportive, and secured learning environment by meeting state-mandated educational programs through age-appropriate, evidence-based, and comprehensive curricula for pre-k-college age.
Educational offerings include child sexual abuse prevention, social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, healthy relationships, general violence prevention and safety. Trainings are available for school administrators, PTOs, parent universities, and community groups.
On January 24, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Erin’s Law, which requires all Illinois schools to provide age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention education for students each year. CFPA’s Prevention Education department assists schools in meeting this state mandate through its classroom based program “Keeping My Body Safe.” This program teaches body safety rules, safe touches versus un-safe touches, types of child abuse, prevention techniques, how to recognize, refuse, and report sexual harassment.
This program is available for preK-12 and is a 30-45 minute classroom presentation.
CFPA’s Social and Emotional Learning programming focuses on learning respect and empathy, emotion management, communication, problem solving, peaceful conflict resolution, and bullying prevention.
Programming is available for grades K-8 once weekly for 12 weeks in 45-minute sessions.
Studies show 1 in 3 teens are in, have been, or will be in an abusive relationship by the time they are 18 years old. CFPA’s Healthy Relationships curriculum focuses on small group facilitation at the high school level with programming on communication, emotional management, healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships, self-development, as well as dating abuse, safety planning, defining caring relationships, and managing emotions. Additional programming for small groups of girls and boys is focused on self-esteem and self-respect.
Programming is available at the high school level once weekly and ranges between 4-12 weeks in 45-minute sessions.
All victim services are free and confidential.