Our Public Education Program raises awareness of the prevalence and devastating effects of domestic violence, and reinforces our community presence so that those affected know where to turn. Providing public education is a fundamental service offered at Yellow Brick House. The Program focuses on intervention, prevention and education in York Region school systems. Abuse prevention workshops raise awareness among students about the issues of violence against women while promoting healthy relationships.
The Public Education Coordinator attempts to achieve these goals in a variety of ways:
- Facilitating Abuse Prevention Workshops for students between Grades 7 and 12
- Providing information to college or university students or other professional groups regarding the issue of woman abuse
- Attending community events to promote the services offered at Yellow Brick House
- Actively participating in the Public Education Sub-Committee of the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee by planning community events and providing information to the members of York Region
The Public Education Coordinator provides information to a wide variety of sources in York Region. Elementary and High Schools from both the Separate and Public Boards are able to have a speaker go into the classroom to discuss the shelter and aspects of abusive and healthy relationships. The discussions are tempered to the age group.
Public Education is also provided to any groups who wish to gain more information about the services of Yellow Brick House. These would include service groups, churches, fund raising events, other religious denominations etc.
The Public Education Coordinator is open to do discussions and presentations with any group that expresses an interest in the area of Woman Abuse.
Request a Speaker:
For more information about our public services or to request a speaker, please fill out the form below or call: 905-709-0900 Ext. 2248.