Education Programs

New Beginnings provides numerous courses, for groups of all ages, geared to prevent and confront the tragedy of sexual assault.

Programs will vary with each age group and can be modified to suit your needs.

This is not a comprehensive list; there are many more programs available from New Beginnings. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a program for your group.

Green Dot

Green Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, harassment, bullying, and stalking. The strategy is based around the belief that each one of us holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms. There is a renewed sense of hope that the collective impact of individual actions can indeed result in a reduction of violence. A Green Dot is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces violence – by promoting safety for everyone and communicating utter intolerance for any type of power-based personal violence.

New Beginnings and other Green Dot educators across Kentucky were part of a groundbreaking research study, partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Kentucky high schools that participated saw a 50% decrease in sexual assault perpetration and 40% decrease in perpetration rates overall, including sexual harassment, stalking, and dating violence. New Beginnings is proud to be the only agency trained in our region to provide the Green Dot violence prevention strategy in local high schools, colleges, businesses, agencies, and throughout the community.

If you are interested in bringing a Green Dot presentation to your high school, business, or organization please contact us.

Play It Safe

Play it Safe!® is a child abuse awareness and prevention program that incorporates age-appropriate scripts and movies to teach children how to reduce their risk of sexual and physical abuse, and sexual assault. It teaches them to recognize potentially abusive behavior, provides the tools to respond to threatening situations, and encourages them to report abuse to a trusted adult.

Play it Safe!® is an evidence-informed, age-appropriate risk reduction program for Pre-K through high school age students. Since 1983, more than 1.5 million children in north Texas have learned about personal safety from The Women’s Center’s Play it Safe!® program. Each grade level’s interactive curriculum speaks to children in a way that they can best learn and respond.

Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based curriculum used in middle schools as a prevention strategy. It is designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of dating violence and sexual harassment among young people. This program is designed to help students define the meaning of boundaries and the role of boundaries in friendships and dating/romantic relationships. It also helps students to determine the key elements of a healthy relationship and identify violations of their own boundaries and the boundaries of others. Shifting boundaries helps school administrators identify spaces in the physical environment of the school where students feel unsafe and create strategies for making those areas safer.