Learning about the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and how to break the cycle of violence is important. The WCA offers the following education programs to the public:
If These Walls Could Talk - Attend this one-hour tour to learn about the presence and extent of domestic violence in the Treasure Valley, and how our programs serve the women and children who come to us for help. Click here to learn more and see a schedule.
Domestic Violence Orientation - educates on the cycle of violence and the characteristics of batterers, victims, and abusive relationships. The class is held every Wednesday night from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the WCA at 720 W. Washington St. RAP, a support group for women, is held right after until 7:15 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge. Limited childcare is available. Please call 343-3688 ext. 17 by 10 a.m. on the preceding Tuesday. Click here for more information about RAP and our counseling and support services.
Nurturing Families - Community - Designed to empower individuals and families on the philosophy and skills of Nurturing Parenting, a proven evidence-based parenting program.
Financial Literacy - Through a collaborative effort of local agencies called the Treasure Valley Domestic Violence Collaboration, the WCA is able to offer a financial literacy education program called TVEAP (Treasure Valley Economic Action Program) to clients who are trying to break free from domestic violence. Economic dependency and financial exploitation of victims are key components in the cycle of abuse, thus the need for financial literacy and independence for victims is critical. TVEAP offers personal finance and money management education that helps our clients autonomy and independence from abusers.
Click here to read a recent Forbes article on the importance of Financial Literacy education written by WCA supporter Brooke Axtell.
Legal processes and state laws play a major role in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Click here for links to some helpful legal resources in our community.
Other organizations that provide education on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault include: