Community Education Prevention & Outreach

Why Choose A Genesis House Educator?

Domestic violence can occur in any relationship, so we offer specialized programming tailored to the specific needs of our audience and address the potential barriers for getting safe.

 

What makes our programs unique?

  • We use our evidence-based curriculum for students that satisfies the educational mandate under HB 19 for schools.

  • We understand the potential dangers for people living with disabilities and why they are especially at risk for dangerous relationships.

  • We have trainings that address the particular needs of the faith-based community.

  • We have received specialized training so that our team is competent in serving the LGBTQIA community.

Students are in desperate need of some factual, honest information about domestic violence as it effects their lives. Genesis House is the only agency specialized in domestic violence in Lorain County. Our trained, experienced community educators will come to your school and facilitate a discussion with your students and faculty about how to keep them safe at home and at school.

In 2019...

  • Genesis House Community Educators provided 300 Evidenced Based  Prevention Presentations in 20 Schools Throughout Lorain County. 

  • 50,298 People Were Reached Through 60 Community Presentations and 56 Community Awareness Activities.

  • Genesis House Educators reached over 13,500 youth in Lorain County Schools.

For additional information or to schedule a program, contact:

Meg McIntyre

megmcintyre@yahoo.com

or

(440)-233-4114

Presentation Topics:

  • Styles of Communication

  • Understanding Gender Roles and Stereotypes

  • Evaluating Media

  • Flirting Media

  • Flirting vs Sexual Harassment

  • Dating Violence

  • Date Rape

  • Parties and Sexual Violence 

  • Dating Violence and Social Media

Download Community Education Brochure 

Invite A Genesis House Educator To Your:

  • School
  • Club
  • Meeting
  • Social Service/Change Agency
  • Business
  • Youth Group
  • Community Fair/Event
  • Wellness Day
  • Church
  • Agency Staff Meeting
  • Support Group
**Or Anywhere Else!

Youth Led Programing & Empowering Teens:

“Teens that develop a greater sense of social responsibility reduce the risk factors associated with delinquency” (U.S. Dep. of Justice)

Our program helps teens feel more connected to their community. The Genesis House program can reduce the high rate of youth victimization by teaching youth violence prevention strategies, healthy dating skills and how to build healthy relationships between youth and adults.

The Genesis House TEEN STREET TEAM is made up of well-trained local teens and our staff to stop intimate partner violence through awareness campaigns, peer education and supporting survivors.

TEEN STREET TEAM members work to create an environment in their school and greater community where survivors feel supported and healthy relationships are celebrated.

Attorney General Mike DeWine awards “Promising Practice Award”

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office awarded the Genesis House Teen Street Team the “Promising Practice Award” and was honored at the statewide, Two Days in May Conference, 2011.

The Promising Practice award recognizes programs from across the state that have enhanced their organization or services through projects they have undertaken. This award is meant to showcase and reward the incredible amounts of time, effort, creativity and talent that advocates and staff put into providing the best service they can to the victims they serve.

Dating violence among teenagers is constantly on the rise. Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to dating violence; more than triple the national average.  One in 5 female high school students reports being physically or sexually assaulted by their partners. 57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abused by someone they were dating, and 86% of teens say that if they were abused, they would tell a friend before an adult.

To address these alarming statistics, using peer support and ‘train the trainer’ techniques, Meg McIntyre, the Genesis House School Advocate, developed the Teen Street Team (TST).  High School students from around the county participated in intense training sessions on all aspects of family violence, specifically teen dating violence.  They then become the point of contact for information and referral for their school and can then educate the elementary students on family violence.  This opportunity to teach as well as learn contributes to a sense of empowerment and bolsters self-esteem.  The group format provides opportunities for role-playing new social skills and conflict management techniques.

The TST consists of teens from 7 different high schools who are incredibly dedicated, and their energy for the group is infectious.  Amherst Steele High School and Elyria High School had so many interested teens that they have their own school teams, with representatives on the county-wide team.  These schools have officially incorporated teen dating violence information as a part of their curriculum.

At the TST trainings and meetings, the students are eager to participate, learn, listen, and support each other.  Some of the students within the same school did not all know each other since they are all different ages. Many have expressed how this has become a second “family” for them and they have created lasting friendships.

This is the third time Genesis House has been awarded the Promising Practice Award.  We are so proud of our student advocates!

24/7 Crisis Hotline
(440)-244-1853
or
(440)-323-3400
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Safety Planning

Adult Safety Plan Guide 

Safety Plan Worksheet 

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House

P.O. Box 718

Lorain, Ohio 44052

Call 24 Hours

(440)-244-1853

(440)-323-3400

or call toll free

1-866-213-1188

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