Cal OES Family Violence Program
The program will provide intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention classes for high school age youth and single adults and couples who are at high risk for becoming victims or perpetrators of IPV. The program will address the need for prevention classes for single adults who may have experienced family violence (including child abuse) in the past who are now considering entering into dating relationships. These classes are especially important as a means of breaking the cycle of family violence by educating people about factors that lead to abuse and indicators that a relationship is abusive, as well as alerting youth and adults to resources and support available to them in the community. The program will also provide resources to people that have experienced family violence and will assist them with crisis/short-term support that will help to stabilize them, ensure their health and safety and link them to longer term forms of assistance. The program will provide additional resources to assist those survivors that are not CalWORKs eligible who have similar needs to those served through the CalWORKs program. HSA proposes to implement two Prevention Community Prevention Strategies: 1) Teach safe and healthy relationship skills and 2) Support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms. A certificate of participation will be provided to all participants at completion.