Prevention & Education
WEAVE is committed to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the community to better understand the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We offer outreach presentations to local schools, teen groups, faith groups, businesses, neighborhood groups, law enforcement, healthcare professionals and any other interested parties in Sacramento County. You may request a presentation by clicking here to fill out a request form.
The majority of WEAVE’s services are offered out of the main Counseling Center at 1900 K Street in downtown Sacramento.
WEAVE also spearheads campaigns, events, and activities for Sacramento County for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. These awareness month campaigns include activities like Jeans for Justice Day and Women Take Back the Night.
With schools closed and families sheltering at home to stay healthy, WEAVE knows families are looking for ways to talk about healthy relationships and understanding and expressing feelings in healthy ways. We will be sharing activities we use in classroom settings that talk about emotions, relationships, consent, and more. Activities align with California’s Health Education Framework and offer parents additional resources while supporting their children’s learning.
Safe Night Out is one of WEAVE’s Prevention & Education programs that aims to train nightlife staff on how to recognize warning signs of sexual and domestic violence, and how to respond in order to keep establishments safe.
As summer winds down, many of you are sending a child off to college. Whether it is your own child or a youth you care about, your emotions are likely mixed. Sexual assault is part of the college experience for too many youth with 23% of females and 5% of males experiencing sexual assault during their college years.
WEAVE’s Teen Education Program provides presentations in middle schools, high schools, and various teen groups in Sacramento County. The program educates youth between 12 and 18 years old about dating and sexual violence.
As WEAVE’s name has become increasingly familiar in the community, requests for our presence at fairs has increased as well. We are grateful that so many organizations value WEAVE’s participation.
WEAVE offers an array of educational options tailored to different professional groups in Sacramento County. WEAVE has worked in partnership with medical professionals, law enforcement, homeless service providers, private businesses, other community educators, and many more to build knowledge and capacity in regards to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.