BrightHouse is dedicated to developing a community that is free from domestic and sexual violence.
If we want to achieve this vision, we must start with the youth in our communities. BrightHouse advocates are available to speak to students of all ages about our work and about the importance of healthy relationships. We tailor each experience to the audience and utilize a number of tools to help engage individuals in a meaningful way. We believe there is power in prevention.
BrightHouse provides presentations on abuse as well as healthy/unhealthy relationships, dating relationships, child sexual abuse, spiritual/emotional effects of violence, power and control issues, and internet safety.
If you are interested in having a BrightHouse advocate speak to or work with your group, please send us an email at , or give us a call at 620.665.3630.
In Their Shoes is an educational tool that places participants in the shoes of a teenager who has been experiencing dating violence. It is a scenario based training designed to help participants talk about what dating is like for today's teens- from their perspective. Participants become teen characters, make choices about their relationships, and see what happens in unhealthy relationships. BrightHouse has used this exercise with a number of students from middle school through high school and continues to invite groups who work with young people to have an advocate speak and share this exercise.
Safe Dates is a multi-day curriculum that can be taught in schools by a trained advocate. Every year, 1 in 4 adolescents experience verbal, digital, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Safe Dates aims to stop this behavior before it starts. If our youth have been taught how to have healthy relationships, they can contribute to a safer future for everyone with no domestic or sexual violence. BrightHouse has taught Safe Dates in multiple schools to middle and high school-aged students as part of their Health and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) classes and continues to schedule these in a way that will reach as many students as possible.
Kristi, child victim advocate, presents Safe Dates to HMS 8