Family Abuse Services emphasizes the prevention of violence through education and awareness programs for diverse groups of people of all ages.
Community Education Activities Include:
School Outreach Programs
Workplace Violence Programs
Latina Community Education
Elder Abuse Education
Presentations to Civic, Church, and Professional Groups
Programs We Have:
Wiping out Abuse and Violence through Education (WAVE)
The Wave program in coordinated and presented by the Community Education Coordinator. The Coordinator presents to 8th grade students throughout the Alamance-Burlington School System on the topics of domestic violence and its effects on children, dating violence, healthy relationships, sexting, and cyber bullying. If you have questions about the program, its curriculum, or are interested in being a volunteer presenter, please see the contact information below.
“There Is Someone To Talk To” Puppet Shows
During the Spring semester, Community Education Coordinator works with Alamance County Service League volunteers to facilitate a puppet show to all 3rd grade classes throughout Alamance County (including ABSS school, as well as private and charter schools). The show aims to create awareness by exemplifying scenarios of child abuse, neglect, inappropriate touching, and bullying and encourages students to talk to a trusted adult to get help if they feel they might be experiencing these things.
Mentoring in Violence Prevention (MVP)
FAS Staff coordinates with a course at Elon University to train college students to mentor high school students throughout the Alamance-Burlington School System. The college students facilitate presentations to educate the high school students about the prevalence of violence toward women and empower the students to take leadership in speaking out against the acceptance of violence in our society.
Community Education Programming Aspires To:
Reach groups which are traditionally underserved
Establish and maintain linkages with community agencies and individuals
Conduct presentations at request of community, building awareness about domestic violence and how to help throughout Alamance County citizenry
Measure the results through surveys and pre-and post-tests
For more information or to schedule a presentation contact:
Bridget Werner: 336-226-5982 ext. 115 or email at