Prevention & Outreach

Sign up for a presentation or training today so you can increase your confidence in supporting those in need.

Sign up for a presentation or training today so you can increase your confidence in supporting those in need.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Request a training or presentation by filling out this form or calling the Prevention and Outreach Program Manager at 343-7789.
  2. Catalyst will reach out to schedule your personalized training. 
  3. Receive the training you need.

Sign up for training today! In the meantime, explore our learn section so you can feel more confident to better serve those in need.

Presentations can be tailored to meet your group’s educational needs! All presentations are available in English or Spanish.

Professional Trainings

We know that you want to be able to confidently provide hope and support to survivors who disclose abuse to you. In order to do that, you need to know how to effectively assist those experiencing domestic violence.

The problem is a lack of proper training or knowledge relating to domestic violence can make you feel ill equipped and unhelpful. We believe you should have access to all the training and support you need in order to properly help survivors of abuse.

We understand that you want to do everything within your power to effectively help the communities you serve. This is why, for over 45 years, our expert trainers have been working with social service providers, medical providers, community organizations, and educators. Our collaborative efforts have helped individuals and organizations increase their capacity to compassionately and effectively handle domestic violence cases. Our professional trainings are generally done between 1.5-3 hours.

We are pleased to offer two training options for your staff, which can be conducted either in-person or remotely via Zoom:

90-minute Introduction to Intimate Partner Violence OR Teen Dating Abuse

Cost: FREE

This presentation covers the following topics:

    • Definition and tactics of abuse
    • Recognizing red flags of abuse
    • Understanding the cycle of abuse
    • Identifying barriers to leaving and accessing supportive services
    • Supporting survivors
    • Referring individuals to Catalyst
3-hour Customized and Interactive Training

Cost: $500

Possible topics covered can include:

    • The intersection of substance use and intimate partner violence
    • Supporting LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse
    • Assisting immigrant or monolingual survivors of abuse
    • Understanding the impact of domestic violence on children
    • Safety planning
    • And much more!

Youth Presentations

At Catalyst, we are passionate about prevention. We love talking with young people about healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships, and abuse. Our age-appropriate curriculum is fun, interactive, and informational.

For Kindergarten through 2nd grades, we provide an interactive curriculum based on the book Hands Are Not for Hitting. After reading to the class Catalyst staff leads an art project. We will leave a copy of the book and the art created in the classroom to remind students of positive ways to use their hands.

For 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, we offer a one-day, one-hour presentation that covers healthy and unhealthy friendships. Our age-appropriate curriculum is fun, interactive, and informational. During the workshop, we utilize short animations that focus on the nuances and complexities of friendships, showing how common scenarios play out in both healthy and unhealthy ways. We utilize One Love Foundation‘s animated “Friendlets” videos. After each 45-second animated video, our Prevention Advocate asks the class to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship qualities that were shown in the videos. Our max capacity per presentation is 30 students. 

Healthy Qualities:

  1. Comfortable Pace
  2. Honesty
  3. Respect
  4. Kindness
  5. Healthy Conflict
  6. Trust
  7. Independence
  8. Equality
  9. Taking Responsibility
  10. Fun

Unhealthy Qualities:

  1. Intensity
  2. Manipulation
  3. Sabotage
  4. Guilting
  5. Deflecting Responsibility
  6. Possessiveness
  7. Isolation
  8. Belittling
  9. Volatility
  10. Betrayal

Our high school curriculum focuses on helping students learn to recognize abusive relationship behaviors and strive for healthy relationships. This is generally a 2 day presentation and each presentation is the length of a class period (45 minutes-1 hour). Day 1 focuses on red flags of abusive behavior, and Day 2 focuses on healthy relationships. For a high school setting, we can do back to back presentations so we can keep the classes small but reach more students. Our max capacity per presentation is 35 students.

Day 1: Introduction to Teen Dating Abuse (45 min-1 hour)

  1. Introductions: Prevention Advocate & Catalyst Services
  2. Relationship Spectrum
  3. One Love Foundation Video: 10 Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships Video (3.5 minute video)
  4. Content Warning
  5. One Love Foundation Video: MVP (15 minute video, paused between scenes to debrief)
    1. Miles tries to balance his basketball life with the possessive demands of his girlfriend, Jess. MVP is a film that focuses on the ways healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors can influence our romantic relationships, friendships, and daily activities. We specifically see how Miles, a star basketball player, experiences unhealthy behaviors from his girlfriend, Jess, challenging traditional stereotypes about who is affected by relationship abuse.
  1. Debrief video
  2. Abusive Relationship Cycle

Day 2: Healthy Relationships (45 min-1 hour)

  1. Healthy Relationship Brainstorm
  2. Self-esteem Prompts
  3. Attachment Styles Video
  4. Recipe for Ideal Relationship Activity
  5. Healthy Relationship Cycle
  6. Fair Argument Rules

Adult Presentations

Our adult presentations focus on promoting healthy relationships, preventing abusive relationships, and increasing access to services. They generally include interactive and pre-developed curriculum for specific ages or populations, and they may also include workshops or group discussions if requested. General presentations are usually one hour and address basic questions, such as:

  • What is domestic violence?
  • What is Catalyst?
  • How does someone access Catalyst services?
  • How does someone provide peer support to a friend or family member who experiences abuse in an intimate relationship?
  • How do we have healthy relationships?

These topics can be helpful for any adult group as well as college classrooms.

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