Community Awareness and education is a cornerstone of Dawn Center's mission and advocacy. We believe that it is imperative to increase public awareness about the community impact of domestic and sexual violence in our community. It is an epidemic that affects us all considering nationally one in four women and one in seven men will be victimized in his/her lifetime.
Dawn Center engages in a variety of activities that are aimed at raising awareness, providing community education, and informing the public about the services and resources available to survivors who need help.
Ongoing awareness efforts include special events, outreach to community partners, presentations and training, resource tables, and making awareness materials available to the community.
Our staff is available for presentations to community groups, business owners, church groups, schools, youth groups, non profits, government offices, civic organizations and many more. To schedule a speaker for your next event please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at 352-592-1288.
Printed materials and digital copies of brochures and awareness materials are available by request. Please contact our Outreach office for details 352-592-1288.
Primary Prevention (Before the violence starts)
The following video uses adult language and has adult content.
The best way to help victims of tomorrow is to promote healthy relationships today. Dawn Center provides Primary Prevention Education in schools, church groups, library workshops, community engagement activities, other community venues. Our trained staff shares evidence-based programming with the youth, teaching them a variety of concepts and planting the seeds for their future.
Challenging social norms of gender roles
Setting healthy boundaries in relationships
Communicating boundaries to others
Defining healthy relationship characteristics
Defining personal goals and self worth
How to help others in abusive relationships
How to get help if they are in an unhealthy relationship
This collaborative project with Dawn Center and the Nature Coast Technical School Film Production Program helped to create the 6 PSA's regarding Consent, Bystander Intervention, and The Mask You Live In.
The winner is -Stamp of Approval (Shown Here)
Click here to see all 6 of the videos.
Contact the Prevention Advocate to set up a workshop 352-592-1288
Rape culture teaches us to question and blame the victim. The rapist is the only one with the choice to rape or not rape. US culture teaches the dominate gender to control the submissive gender. Rape is about control. Together we can educate our youth to end Rape Culture.
Is your teen at risk? Ask us how you can educate your teen and help prevent violence.
Educating youth on the pressures the media places on social and gender norms helps them break out of the mold and create a place of non violence in our community.
Teen dating violence is about power and control. This wheel is a teaching tool to allow our youth to recognize what is unhealthy about their relationships. In turn they can learn to make healthy choices in relationships
Consent is a clear yes and willingness to participate by all involved. You cannot consent if you are incapacitated, coursed, threatened, or pressured .
Are you one of the Statistics? We can help.