Violence Prevention Programs

From college campuses to youth groups, YWCA Richmond’s prevention team uses education as a tool to empower key stakeholders in our community’s well-being and to eradicate violence before it occurs.

What is Prevention?

Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention is stopping violence before it has occurred. Prevention strives to create change with interventions at individual, relational, community, and societal levels. Strategies for sexual and intimate partner violence prevention can look like promoting social norms that protect against violence, teaching skills that promote healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, and creating protective environments in our communities.

Our Prevention Programs

YWCA Richmond works with schools and community partners to provide violence prevention education to children, teens, young adults, and families. We use evidence-based and evidence-informed curricula to create effective, interactive, and relevant prevention programs. Currently, we offer workshops on a variety of topics to give youth basic skills and knowledge or longer programs for youth to dive deeper to help change behaviors and norms. If your group would like a specific topic or program, we are able to tailor our programs to your school or organization’s needs.

Check out our one-pager for all of our prevention education options: YWCA Violence Prevention Programming

Empower RVA Teens

Empower RVA Teens is YWCA’s youth-led Teen Peer Education program for high school-aged teens that aims to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault by empowering teens to teach their peers about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and consent. Learn more about Empower RVA Teens and how to apply here.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about YWCA Richmond’s prevention programming, please contact Robin Sawyer at rsawyer@ywcarichmond.org or 804.643.6761 ext 150.