Safe Connections is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services. We offer many services free of charge to youth ages 12-19 both in our office and at schools and community sites.
- Project HART: Our Healthy Alternatives for Relationships among Teens, violence prevention education workshops are offered in single or multiple sessions for youth in grades 6-12. Project HART helps youth clearly define what a healthy relationship looks like and the warning signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
- Guys Group/Girls Group: These 12-14 psychoeducational groups provide the space for youth to have conversations with about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, healthy masculinity and womanhood in a safe, non-judgmental space. These groups are formed with school identified-leaders and/or at-risk youth.
- Teen Counseling: Youth ages 12-19 can be referred to Safe Connections’ licensed therapists for treatment of traumas related to sexual abuse, teen dating violence, witnessing domestic violence and harassment related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Therapists and teens usually meet for individual therapy weekly for one hour at your site or at Safe Connections. Group therapy options are also available both on and off site.
- Professional Development: Many professional development topics are available for both staff and parents. Topics include healthy dating, teen dating violence, sexual harassment, technology and relationships and our flagship Safe Zone training which focuses on creating respectful and safe spaces for LGBTQ youth.
Some geographical restrictions apply to service delivery areas. For more information, or to sign up for our monthly E-Blast, contact Katy Paul at 314.646.7500 x138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.