Prevention Education

Programs and Topics

SAHC offers presentations at schools, clubs, and community events in our five-county service area. Our Prevention Education Specialist, Lesley Prince, is available to give presentations and seminars by appointment.

You can contact Lesley at 304-234-1783 or by email at

Offered to Pre-schools, Schools, Colleges, Professionals, Faith-Based groups, Community Groups and organizations. While some programs are age specific, many can be adapted for your group's needs. Contact us for more information.

Prevention Goals

At the School Level:

  • Improve the school climate by promoting healthy, nonviolent relationships and decreasing tolerance for bullying, harassment and other behaviors/attitudes conducive to violence.

  • Develop and support school policies that address negative statements and behaviors, promote gender equality, and assess school events to determine whether they inadvertently contribute to negative gender stereotyping or include images that condone violence.

  • Train staff to develop skills to promote respectful behaviors and address disrespectful behaviors.

At the Community Level:

  • Promote positive messages about healthy relationships and the importance of mutual respect and nonviolence.

  • Collaborate with local community groups to promote healthy relationships and support parents and youth.