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



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

New York State
NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence,
NYS Office of Victims Services,

Suffolk County
Suffolk County Government,
United Way of Long Island,
Community Resource Database of Long Island,
United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk,
IGHL, Independent Group Home Living,

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE.
National Center on Elder Abuse:
Futures without Violence,
National Center for Victims of Crime,
National Sexual Violence Resource Center,
Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office,
U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime,

Culturally Specific
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence,
National Council of Jewish Women,
The NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP),
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project,
LGBT Network,

A Call to Men,
Men Stopping Violence,
Men Can Stop Rape,
White Ribbon Campaign,
Message Board,