The Women Against Abuse Education and Training Department works to inform and intervene with the community-at-large around issues of domestic violence or intimate partner violence, and its impact on families.
The Education and Training Department offers a variety of workshops for community groups and organizations, public schools, and city agencies, including:
Workshops are approximately two hours long and are available in both English and Spanish.
Workshops can be customized for a variety of audiences including adults, youth and adolescents, parents, teachers and school officials, law enforcement, and other professionals who work with survivors of domestic violence.
Women Against Abuse can also customize a workshop or training to a specific issue and/or audience.
As a leading advocate and direct service provider for victims of domestic violence, Women Against Abuse has proven its dedication to preventing and reducing violence through education and training.
The Fairmount Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, for example, learned a lot from Women Against Abuse educators about dating violence and healthy relationships.
"The kids had such a positive experience in the Healthy Relationships workshop yesterday. After talking to the children we found great areas of improvement. Most of the group were, after the completion of the session, able to define and give examples of healthy relationships; identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships/ partners; identify abusive behaviors. Several of the children also stated that there was a lot of information that they would apply to their everyday interactions/ acquaintances as well as to their intimate relationships." - Jacob E. Adeniran, Group Leader