Community Education | Education & Outreach Support

Community Education

The Community Education department at VIBS consists of professional staff with extensive experience in providing preventive education and professional trainings. Raising awareness through education and outreach are essential to preventing domestic and sexual violence and in changing the way the public views victims.

VIBS provides:

  • Educational presentations on the dynamics of dating violence, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault (including “date rape”) and sexual harassment
  • Presentations to schools, community organizations and faith communities
  • Enough is Enough sexual assault prevention education on college campuses
  • Training to professionals
  • Brochures and literature
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Participation in health fairs and conferences
  • Long term Primary Prevention programs

If you are interested in having a VIBS’ presenter speak to your organization, please
contact the Community Education Department at (631) 360-3730 or education@vibs.org

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Resources

Below is a listing of other resources available to victims of violence:

New York State
NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, www.nyscadv.org
NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, www.nyscasa.org
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, www.opdv.state.ny.us
NYS Office of Victims Services, www.ovs.ny.gov/home.aspx
NYS VINELink, www.vinelink.com

Suffolk County
Suffolk County Government, www.co.suffolk.ny.us
United Way of Long Island, www.unitedwayli.org
Community Resource Database of Long Island, www.crdli.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk, www.ucp-suffolk.org
IGHL, Independent Group Home Living, www.ighl.org

National
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE. www.ndvh.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE. www.rainn.org
National Center on Elder Abuse: www.ncea.aoa.gov
Futures without Violence, www.futureswithoutviolence.org
National Center for Victims of Crime, www.nsvrc.org
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, www.nrcdv.org
Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office, www.ovw.usdoj.gov
U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc

Culturally Specific
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, www.atask.org
National Council of Jewish Women, www.ncjw.org
The NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP), www.avp.org
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project, www.gmdvp.org
LGBT Network, www.lgbtnetwork.org

Men
A Call to Men, www.acalltomen.org
Men Stopping Violence, www.menstoppingviolence.org
Men Can Stop Rape, www.mencanstoprape.org
White Ribbon Campaign, www.whiteribbon.com
Message Board, www.aftersilence.org