New Begininings' social change work focuses on domestic violence prevention and education as well as volunteering. Our prevention education curriculum provides middle and high school students with knowledge and skills to recognize abuse and develop healthy intimate partner relationships. Other educational workshops for adult groups, volunteers, and professionals include, but are not limited to: domestic violence assessment, power and control in intimate partner relationships, safety planning, workplace domestic violence, and the impact of gender on domestic violence.
For more information, please contact:
Education, Training & Consultation: 206.926.3016 or email us
Prevention education/Owning Up: 206.926.3023 or email us
Outreach opportunities: 206.926.3016 or email us
We offer workshops and presentations to raise awareness and educate the community on domestic violence. We visit faith based organizations, businesses, and schools to educate community members on issues related to domestic violence, and to suggest avenues for change.
New Beginnings' volunteers are available to host an information table at your health fair, event or concert.
"New Beginnings has provided yearly training for our students at Seattle Midwifery School for the past three years. Each trainer has provided clear and useful information regarding the ways in which midwives can approach, assess, and refer clients involved in domestic violence situations. Our students continue to evaluate these trainings as among the most important information they receive about both patient and self care."
Leslie Butterfield, PhD from Seattle Midwifery School
New Beginnings has staff to design and deliver professional training. Training topics include understanding domestic violence, domestic violence assessment within the healthcare setting, and domestic violence in the workplace. Click here to view information about our trainings.
We are also available to contract for consultation. Current examples include regular domestic violence consultation to Seattle Children's, and staff training and consultation to the Center for Human Services.
New Beginnings offers educational workshops specifically designed for middle and high school aged youth. We are available to provide education for youth in schools and community organizations on issues such as dating violence, healthy relationships, gender and violence, sexual respect, and bullying. We can also create a workshop that meets the specific needs of your youth group.
We implement the Owning Up curriculum in several Seattle middle schools. This 16-week, gender-specific violence prevention program has been thoroughly researched and evaluated as effective in increasing knowledge, skills, and behavior associated with interpersonal violence. In 2010, 78 teens received this service.