Community Education Program: Project H.O.P.E.

Healing through Outreach, Prevention and Education.

Prevention Education is intentional, empathetic, and relevant to the children we work with.

It is Age-appropriate with a warm, engaging, and thought-provoking interaction between the presenter and young people. The goal behind abuse preventative education is to reduce the risk of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in children who live in our community.

The Dragonfly House Provides:

PLAY IT SAFE! Curriculum for Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Evidence informed child sexual abuse preventative curriculum.
  • Teaches young people to identify sexually abusive behavior, along with physical and emotional abuse.
  • Provides tools needed to be safe.
  • Teaches actions to take in threatening situations.
  • Provided in a safe environment.
  • Taught one group or classroom at a time.
  • All lessons provide direct definitions of abuse terms, scenarios, activities to engage, visual posters, and video.

Video trailers that support curriculum:



YOU ARE NOT ALONE - discussion and video presentation designed for children ages 8-14 to teach them about the basics of personal safety in both the real and virtual world. Topics center around inappropriate touch, identifying trusted adults, and the danger of sharing personal information on phones and social media.

#LIVESTRONG –engaging presentation on empowering middle and high school students to plan for their future by loving and respecting themselves and others. Topics center around appropriate relationships, coping methods, self-harm, and suicide.This program also covers phone use, posting, and photographing. This program will allow students to see the positives and negatives of how they use their phone, apps, and social media accounts. It also explains digital foot printing and shares the laws and consequences that surround using social media and phone communication.

Abuse Prevention Education For Adults

(Teachers, Professionals and Caregivers)

THE EDUCATOR'S ROLE IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT - Why educators should be concerned about abuse, how to identify and respond to concerns of abuse, the ACE Study, what abuse means in their classroom, and how our agency can help.

RECOGNIZING AND RESPONDING TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT- Educates child-serving professionals on the basic issues of child abuse, how to recognize physical & behavioral signs of the forms of child abuse, & how to make a report.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT STEWARDS OF CHILDREN PROGRAM - The only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors, targets parents, responsible adults and youth serving organizations.

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN THE REAL AND VIRTUAL WORLD - Provides the language and tools needed to talk with children about personal safety, and explains necessary policies for child serving organizations.

(T.E.A.C.H) TEACHERS EXHIBIT APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION HABITS - Offers guidance to teachers that use social media and that communicate electronically with parents and students.

STOP, LOOK & LISTEN - Supports parents with best practices in social media, phone use, bullying, & other concerns adults have for our youth.

DRAGONFLY 101 - Presentation on the current work and history of The Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center. This presentation informs about who we are, what we do, and why CAC's are beneficial to communities and their children..

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