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The Prevention Perspective September 2021

Working directly with young people is central to the violence prevention work we do at the WCA each day. While educating young people is critical, creating opportunities for youth to explore self-empowerment, identify their values and passions and develop their skills is another way that we promote meaningful, long-lasting change. One opportunity for youth development that […]


The Prevention Perspective: August 2021 

It’s August, which means that kids are headed back to school! Whether they’re going into elementary, middle, high school or college, everyone deserves to have safe, healthy relationships. As adults, we may underestimate the difficulty that young people may have navigating relationships. To us, it may appear obvious that a friend is taking advantage or […]


Prevention Perspective: July 2021

“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change…” – Dr. Bruce Perry In the violence prevention world, we put a lot of time and effort into educating young people and building individual skills. We love our lesson plans […]


Prevention Perspective: June 2021

Violence prevention is based in the belief that violence against all people can be prevented by understanding and taking action to challenge the belief that the use of violence is acceptable. Social norms and societal beliefs about sexuality and gender have created a system of bias against LGBTQIA+ communities. Biases and discrimination often lead to […]


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