The Crisis Center offers specialized training, educational presentations, violence prevention initiatives, annual fund-raisers, and outreach booths to raise awareness of this very important social issue. We educate the community to have a better understanding of the personal tragedies involved, the resulting public impact, and the economic costs from the growing incidence of family violence and conflict.
One major focus of the Crisis Center’s outreach work involves implementing prevention programs in local schools.
For the past 5 years, the Crisis Center has partnered with the Chaparral High School Drama Club to bring “The Outrage” to 10th graders throughout Douglas County. “The Outrage” is a dramatic performance that addresses the topics of teen dating violence and sexual assault, through depicting realistic dating situations. The performance is followed by a Question and Answer segment, where students have the opportunity to further discuss these issues with a Crisis Center staff member.
Since 2012, the Crisis Center and Chaparral High School have delivered over 50 performances of “The Outrage,” reaching 14 schools throughout Douglas County. Between 2015 and 2017 alone, we’ve reached over 2,400 students, with compelling results: after seeing “The Outrage”, 94% of students surveyed reported that they are likely to take action if they question the safety and health of a teen relationship.
If you are interested in learning more about the Outrage or in implementing the program in your school, please contact the Crisis Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-688-1094.
The Crisis Center’s youth outreach and prevention is supported, in part, by Verizon HopeLine.
Verizon is an integral partner in the Crisis Center’s youth-focused violence prevention work and we thank you for your ongoing support!