Counseling, Advocacy & Support Services
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
Join our #1Thing campaign that promotes the importance of being part of the equation to end Domestic Violence.
If someone you love is hurting you or threatening to hurt you, your children, your pets, or other family members, you could be a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence affects both men and women and occurs in all types of relationships. Domestic violence is a public health concern, often resulting in severe injuries, trauma, PTSD, and death, if left unaddressed.
Sexual Assault Awareness
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. 25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex. Everyone has an important role to play in intervention and prevention of sexual assault. Education helps community members recognize the warning signs of sexual violence and know how to safely intervene. Our prevention staff works to educate the community from pre-teens to adults on topics pertaining to consent and bystander intervention.
Prevention Education Webinars
Family Sunshine Center produces web-based training sessions, most of which are FREE to attend and available to the general public. Check out our upcoming webinars and library of previously recorded sessions.
This project was supported inpart by Subgrant #16-VA-VS-031 awarded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component.