Prevention + Education

Learn with Us

Safe Haven provides a wide range of community education, training, consultation and technical assistance to professionals and the community at large. Our areas of expertise include domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking.

Because preventing violence takes an entire community

Our trainings and educational opportunities are highly interactive and can be customized to fit the needs of the participants. For the time being, we are able to explore both in-person and virtual trainings.


While we are able to customize the scope of a training to meet your needs, some topics we often train on include:

  • Understanding domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking
  • Coercive control in abusive relationships
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Using an anti-oppression framework to serve victims & survivors
  • Risk and protective factors related to violence
  • Primary prevention of gender-based violence
  • Recognizing and responding to domestic violence and/or sexual violence
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Gender-based violence and the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Characteristics of an abuser
  • Faith and domestic violence
  • Technological abuse
  • Understanding primary aggressor behaviors in abusive relationships
  • Supporting victims and survivors
  • Reproductive coercion
  • Stalking


Some areas of consulting expertise include:

  • Needs assessment of existing policies addressing forms of violence policy/procedure development and recommendations to enhance organizational response and prevention of gender-based violence
  • Development of assessment tools and procedures to increase organizational capacity to recognize and respond to domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking
  • Enhancing organizational capacity to serve victims/survivors within faith communities

Domestic Violence Seminar

Every 6-8 weeks, Safe Haven facilitates its Domestic Violence Seminar–a foundational domestic violence training that is open to the public. This training is well-suited for community members that might occasionally work with victims/survivors of domestic violence, or for anyone interested in learning more about domestic abuse and Safe Haven’s work in the community.

During this 3-hour seminar, participants will explore an array of topics including:

  • Abusive Behaviors
  • Barriers to leaving an abusive relationship
  • Personalities and characteristics of abusers
  • Violence Prevention

Upcoming Domestic Violence Seminars: