ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD AT THE MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 210 GEORGE STREET, READING PA 19605 FROM 6 TO 8 PM.
If planning to attend, please email Sgt. Andrew Swoyer - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-929-5454.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is pervasive in the homes and lives of many children, as well as adults in our lives - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status or level of education. Safe Berks has developed a program to help to understand the violence some of the member in the community face so that they can work to provide a peaceful and supportive environment. Participants will receive information on available community services so that they can be a resource for those in their community. By working together, we can increase awareness and encourage action to break the cycle of domestic violence.
December 17th, 2019- In their Shoes (Interactive Scenarios)
About one in four teens report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse each year. It is very likely that there are students sitting in your community who are experiencing abuse by an intimate partner. This program will help you understand red flags for an abusive relationship, the unique differences between adult domestic violence and teen dating abuse, and how to help a teenage victim. “In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence,” provides adult participants the opportunity to directly experience what it is like to be in a teen dating violence situation from the perspective of one of six characters, as they walk through their stories and make decisions that affect the outcomes.
February 4th, 11th, 19th, 25th – Parents in the Know
This is a 4-session training that brings adults together to learn more about protecting our children and preventing child sexual abuse. It is important to understand that it is our responsibility as adults to protect children. Our focus will be on educating, empowering, and building skills to better protect the children in our community. One important part of the program is improving our abilities as adults to recognize, question, and intervene if necessary, with other adults.