Prevention & Education

Prevention Initiatives 

Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. Sexual Assault Center is dedicated to providing prevention and education services that seek to reduce the harms associated with sexual abuse. We offer an array of services that cover a range of topics, such as the health effects of sexual abuse, the risks, and the legal consequences of sexual offenses. We also provide resources to help individuals and families find support in their community. Our goal is to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their own health and well-being.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education
A Community-Based Effort to Eradicate Sexual & Domestic Violence

Faith-Based Task Force

The Faith-Based Task Force aims to create a community free of sexual and domestic violence within the Dorchester, Berkeley and Charleston counties of South Carolina. Through collaborative efforts by dedicated and passionate individuals, we seek to provide resources, prevention techniques and information to assist faith institutions in addressing violence culture and perpetrator accountability.

Creating Awareness In Our Community

Education & Training

Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. Sexual Assault Center is actively working toward educating and engaging the community in the awareness and prevention of sexual assault. We work with middle and high schools, colleges, community organizations, law enforcement, SAPR advocates, prisons and jails, religious organizations, and more.

We also welcome requests to share more about our organization and services through presentations, community meetings, and tabling events. We believe in partnering with community organizations to combat sexual violence and gladly appreciate invitations to partner.

We encourage you to read our list of current educational presentations, but Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. Sexual Assault Center is also able to cater a presentation to your specific needs and audience. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Presentations

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Bystander Intervention
  • Identifies reasons backed by research on why we don’t intervene when there is risk of a sexual assault occurring
  • Establishes a variety of ways we can be an active bystander, including scenarios and the three D’s: distract, delegate and direct
  • Discusses the value of being an “upstander”
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Intro to Sexual Violence
  • Explains what Sexual Violence is and provides up-to-date statistics
  • Provides insight into state laws and reporting options
  • Explains how we can actively participate in the prevention
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Consent
  • Defines consent and how it relates to sexual assault
  • Develops ways we can ask our partner(s) for consent
  • Identifies what does and does not constitute the consent
  • Addresses the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and consent
  • Explains the benefits and necessity of consent