Below is information describing some of the ongoing programs and activities of Community Violence Solutions in Contra Costa and Marin Counties.

Presentations

Community Violence Solutions’ Prevention Services offers interactive presentations for teenage boys and girls on topics such as: Sexual Assault Prevention Skills, Date Rape Drugs, Respectful Communication, and Sexual Harassment To find out more about these programs or to schedule a presentation, please contact the Prevention Services Director at (510) 237-0113 or prev@cvsolutions.org.

Workshops

Teen girls are not always trained to respond effectively when in a dangerous situation. Community Violence Solutions offers a 6-hour workshop for girls grades 6 through 12 that reduces the risks of assault. The program teaches assertiveness and self-defense skills and gives vital information about the reality of assault. Girls will learn how to recognize potentially dangerous situations, speak up and say what they mean, and protect themselves both verbally and physically. To find out more about this program or to schedule a workshop, please contact the Prevention Services Director at (510) 237-0113 or prev@cvsolutions.org. Find out more about all of our workshop offerings here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Violence Solutions also has many ongoing volunteer opportunities for youth. We are always looking for new ways to get youth involved in our agency. Currently we are recruiting interested youth from both Marin and Contra Costa Counties to be on our youth board and/or to join our internship program. Additionally, we can always use volunteers to help us with different projects at our offices or to help promote our various events to other teens. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact the Prevention Services Director at (510) 237-0113 or prev@cvsolutions.org.

SAAM

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). In honor of this month, Community Violence Solutions holds many different events throughout Marin and Contra Costa Counties such as the teen Poster and Essay Contest, Take Back the Night Marches, and the Clothesline Project. To find out about more information about these events, or how you can be a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, contact us at 510-237-0113 or admin@cvsolutions.org. You can also contact your local Rape Crisis Center to find out about SAAM activities in your community.