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Prevention

STAND! spearheads community services that increase awareness of family violence and child abuse, promote individuals to take actions to reduce violence in their relationships and communities and encourage supporters to become advocates for violence-free relationships through a wide range of activities.

STAND!'s outreach, public service announcements and effective training and presentation materials are crucial components of our work in shaping the community response to family violence. Join us in our efforts — invite a volunteer or client to speak to your community group, suggest a presentation at your teenager's school or ask about volunteering with one of our outreach programs.

To get more information about any of the services listed below, contact info@standffov.org.

 

DELTA: Engaging Men and Boys, Engaging Youth, Understanding School Prevention Policy

DELTA is a coordinated community response to violence against women focusing on men and boys. The committee works on developing and implementing activities designed to engage men in stopping domestic violence before it happens: The annual Men of Merit event honors outstanding men of character and compassion with a strong commitment to being a positive influence in the lives of boys and young men in Contra Costa County; implementation of the White Ribbon Campaign, sponsoring the MANPOWER: Mentoring Boys into Compassionate Men conference, and leading group discussions about the video Tough Guise with faith groups, schools and community organizations.

 

Speaker's Bureau and Community Trainings

It's important that our community understands the impacts of family violence and the importance of ending the multi-generational cycle. Through presentations and trainings with community groups, corporations, local businesses, government agencies and individuals, STAND! educates our community about the causes, effects and signs of domestic violence and child abuse. In addition, STAND! offers the state-mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Training for individuals interested in working with victims and children. Request a speaker

 

Youth Education Support Services (YESS)

A school and community-based prevention project including education, youth leadership development and training on teen dating violence prevention, shifting attitudes and increasing healthy relationships. The best way to stop family violence is to prevent it from starting. This program is designed to involve, educate, empower and mobilize youth to create youth-driven activities addressing relationship violence. The program helps young people develop the skills and emotional resilience to maintain healthy peer and dating relationships and engage in positive social behaviors. Young people change their physical and social environments and determine their own strategies and actions. In one year, 25 STAND! youth leaders educated more than 300 of their teen peers on healthy relationships. Read more about Youth Violence and Teen Dating Violence.

 

Kinship Support Services

Provides supportive services to relative caregivers (primarily grandparents) in the East Contra Costa County community so children can remain with their families and avoid placement in foster care. Read a story about abandoned children reconnecting with grandparents.

 

Proud Parenting

A series of support groups, parenting skills workshops, and individualized programming, such as vocational support, for fathers and mothers seeking to become better parents. Primarily reaching out to young men, ages 16-24, this program aims to help young fathers be supportive, nurturing parents. 

 

Bay Point First 5 Center

Free programs and classes for parents and children under 5 years old. Programs encourage early childhood development and school readiness by promoting healthy child-parent relationships, social support to reduce family isolation, and positive parenting practices. In one year, 260 parents and 275 children were served at our Bay Point First 5 Center.

Read more about First 5 Contra Costa.