Wellspring Prevention and Education Programs
Wellspring conducts a range of prevention and education programs to schools, businesses and community and faith-based organizations throughout Saratoga County. Our goal is to help people increase their awareness about these important issues. All programs are offered at no cost to schools and community organizations in our county.
Many of the programs offered through Wellspring may be modified for time and content according to the needs of the audience. To request more information, or to schedule a program for your organization, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Jury’s Dilemma”
Presented as a mock trial, this film explores a case of teenage sexual assault. The audience hears the testimony of Tonya (the complainant), Ryan (the defendant), their attorneys, and various witnesses as the case unfolds, then acts as the jury in determining Ryan’s legal guilt or innocence. A discussion between the viewers and the presenter is conducted to help promote a better understanding of sexual assault and the challenges that exist in prosecution. Prevention strategies are also discussed.
FUTURES’ Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM):
This program facilitates these connections by providing high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault.
“In Her Shoes”
Based on real-life experiences of people in abusive relationships, this community education tool is designed for learning about domestic violence. Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of victims of domestic violence in this highly interactive program participate in roles that convey the struggles many victims face. The community’s part in addressing this issue is also examined.
“In Their Shoes”
In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships. Participants become one of six teen characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking. They make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others. This program can be targeted to either teens or adults depending on the audience.
The Employer Workplace Toolkit
At any time, in most businesses, at least one employee is likely a victim of relationship abuse. The cost to the individual may be incalculable, but the cost to business in the U.S. has been calculated at 5+ billion dollars each year in lost productivity and medical costs. In this program, we work with employers and employees to understand the impact of domestic violence, recognize the signs, and identify ways employers can make a difference.
Programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the classroom, community organization, age level, and target audience. All of our presentations embrace 3 core components: Building participants’ self-esteem, promoting positive character development, and encouraging personal safety. Programs are designed to be interractive and discussion based. Program length is flexible, ranging from 1 class period to 8 sessions.
We also have materials suited for employers and organization leaders and conduct professional training sessions for businesses who would like to learn more about domestic violence, sexual harassment and assault, and Wellspring services.