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

The Green Dot violence prevention initiative is gaining popularity around the state. 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 sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking, and child abuse.

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

Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based, multi-level prevention program for middle school students on sexual harassment and precursors to dating violence. The program is unique in that it embraces an environmental approach that identifies multiple strategies to support young people – both school-wide interventions and classroom lessons.

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.

NetSmartz Internet Safety

All Ages

NetSmartz Internet Safety is an exciting interactive programs for kids of all ages. There are different courses geared for grades K-2, 3-6, tweens, teens, and parents!

The program educates audiences on the tactics of internet sexual predators, addresses sexual exploitation and solicitation, and explains effective safety practices. Kids really get involved and love these programs! While we do not do this program ourselves, we are happy to loan you the materials.

Step In and Speak Up!

Grades 5-8

Step In and Speak Up! teaches students how to deal with bullies and be a better bystander based on the bystander intervention model of bullying prevention. It explores the dynamics of bullying and helps participants to develop practical solutions to bullying based on individual experiences in their school and communities. Students will get to participate in real-life role-playing scenarios.

Step In and Speak Up! is a one-day, 60-minute course.

Be Brave

Grades 6-8

Be Brave is a bystander intervention program that teaches the importance of making choices to stand up, take action, and do something to help others being hurt.  The students will develop skills & confidence when responding or intervening to concerns they see around them at school or play.  The hope is for the students to leave feeling empowered to Be Brave enough to make a difference!  The students will have fun by being actively involved using art, music, & acting skills.

Signs and Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse is a one-day, 60-minute program.

Innocence Shattered

School Staff and Parents

Innocence Shattered is a program geared to help school personnel and parents better understand the appropriate professional boundaries between school staff and students. The course explains and helps recognize the offender’s tactics and the impact they have on their victims.

Innocence Shattered is a one-day, 35-minute program.

 

Coaching Boys into Men

Middle & High School

Coaching Boys into Men is to train coaches on how to teach their boys respect and how to have healthy relationships on and off the field.  This program is used by the NFL & the NBA.

Coaching Boys into Men is a 12 card series once a week for 15 minutes.