Community Education

The YWCA’s Community Education Program offers violence prevention services for youth, teens and adults throughout central Massachusetts. Our violence prevention services educate the community by equipping individuals with the skills to resist violence/abuse and promote non-violent interaction.

Community Educators work with community-based agencies as well as schools to offer various violence prevention programs to youth from ages 3 to 18. Programs aim to increase awareness of violence; teach skills that can protect young people from violence/abuse; work at changing attitudes about violence; provide resource information; and encourage young people to talk to a trusted adult. Community Educators also work with parents, teachers and school administrators on abuse indicators and Massachusetts’ law regarding abuse and neglect.

Training and Public Speaking
The YWCA provides comprehensive training on child abuse and domestic violence to professional and Para-professional groups including: medical personnel, law enforcement officials, clergy, social service professionals, and educators. Individuals also are available to speak with social and civic groups about the issue of domestic violence.

The YWCA is committed to working with each of our local schools to provide the best resources available to promote non-violence and healthy relationships at no charge.


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The YWCA’s Domestic Violence programs service areas include Greater Worcester and North Central Massachusetts. All services are free of charge and confidential.

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