Prevention Education

Prevention is possible.

Everyone plays a role in preventing sexual violence. Primary prevention of sexual violence stops violence before it happens and requires addressing the root causes of violence. We can do this by creating communities where people feel safe and respected, and by promoting safe behaviors, healthy relationships, and respect for others.

Sexual violence is a form of oppression and is deeply connected to other types of oppression, including racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, xenophobia, and others. Oppression is based on a need for power and control and results in one group experiencing more privilege than others. These forms of oppression often work together to silence victims of abuse and can make it difficult for victims to seek help. Ending sexual violence requires looking critically at all different forms of oppression and working to end violence in all its forms.


Below, you will find a variety of trainings that may benefit your program, school, or agency.  You will be bringing additional awareness to the important, but often unspoken issue of sexual violence.  Let us help you empower your staff, students, and/or faculty and shine a light on an issue that impacts 1 in 5 Connecticut residents (CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence).

All trainings are tailored to your specific needs, making both length and content negotiable. Fees are negotiable on a sliding scale, when appropriate.  In addition to the trainings listed below, here is some more information about prevention and awareness training and training for K-12 students. For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Olga Fritho at 860-225-4681 x512 or ofritho@ywcanewbritain.org.

Click through below to see some of the trainings we offer.

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