Prevention Programs

Prevention programs and training are a crucial part of eliminating the cycle of violence.

For all in-person programs, we strive to have our On-Scene Advocates, who are trained in domestic and sexual violence crisis intervention skills, present for our prevention programs to provide support for participants who might feel overwhelmed or triggered by our programming content. Our zoom-based live programs also have an On-Scene Advocate that a participant can private message with.

School-Based Sexual & Dating Violence Prevention Programming

Building Healthy Relationships (BHR)

This program will take place in your student’s in-person or canvas-based health class. The curriculum uses an interactive and evidence-informed design to prevent dating and sexual violence in their relationships. Specially trained educators tailor presentations to fit the time frames and specific needs of each school. This program is offered to area middle and high schools. BHR covers the following evidenced-based prevention topics: power and control behaviors, equity and boundaries, sexual assault and affirmative consent, bystander intervention and peer support. Resources for peer support will include resources specific to helping friends in the time of COVID-19. If you are interested in providing prevention programming at your school, please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger, at
The course has been adapted to Canvas for MCCSC for Fall 2020; students and their parents who are enrolled in the course can view it there.

Elementary Prevention Programming

Our Prevention Specialists along with our board members have developed the Elementary Prevention Program (EPP) curriculum. Lessons and activities focus on: understanding and demonstrating empathy, learning about and embracing differences, developing skills for emotional regulation and conflict management, and identifying boundaries and corresponding safe and appropriate interactions. If you are interested in violence prevention programming for elementary-age children in your life, please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger, at
Youth-Serving Agency-Based Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Programming
For area youth-serving agencies, we draw upon our BHR and EPP core lessons to bring a wide range of interactive activities, discussions, and projects to at-risk youth. Youth-serving agencies we have worked with include: Banneker Center, Bloomington Afterschool Network, Boys and Girls Club, Bradford Woods, Girls, Inc., Monroe County Public Library Teen programs, Prism Youth Community, Rhinos, Stepping Stones, and the Youth Services Bureau. If your youth-serving agency is interested in prevention programming, please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger, at
Click here to view the recording of the recent MWH/Monroe County Public Library "Ask Anything" Program.
Campus & Community-Based Adult Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Programming
For campus and community-based groups, we provide adult-oriented prevention education. Examples of campus and community-based settings we’ve served include mental health and addictions groups, Indiana University classes, Monroe County Public Library adult programs, individuals incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail, in addition to conferences, festivals, churches, service provider meetings and open-to-the-public events. If your campus or community group is interested in prevention programming, or there is a prevention initiative you would like to see in our community, please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger, at