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RCASA Prevention Will Soon Be in Spotsy Middle Schools

In Sexual Assault Awareness on October 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

RCASA is happy to announce that we will soon be offering prevention classes in the Spotsylvania Middle Schools. Scheduling for all seven middle schools will begin this week and we are hoping to begin programming by mid-Novmber.

The program will utilize the Virginia Department of Health’s teen curriculum, Choose Respect. Choose Respect addresses sexual and interpersonal violence from the public health perspective, and seeks to reconstruct the way that teens think about relationships in ways that are less conducive to violence. While the program addresses issues related to sexual and intimate partner violence, it also addresses familial and communal relationships as well. The ultimate goal is to build problem solving skills, knowledge, and appropriate advocacy skills that youth may utilize both for their own benefit and for the benefit of others.

The program will begin with large group presentations to all seventh graders. From those large groups a smaller leadership corps of students will be selected. This smaller group will participate in a more intensive, once a week program which will focus on continued outreach to their school community.

If you would like more information on bringing an RCASA program to your school, please do not hesitate to contact us at prevention@rcasa.org.

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