What We Do
Women Helping Women works to implement a public health framework for prevention at the individual level, professional service provider level, school/organizational level, building coalitions and collaborations, and advocating with policy makers. WHW knows that it can generate effective change and impact our service region.
Prevent and Empower
Prevent and Empower education programs are evidence-based, interactive and current to ensure a productive, engaging experience. We offer 10-day or 5-day programs in schools or other youth serving organizations. The Prevent and Empower curriculum explores signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault and sexual harassment (including use of social media and technology), consent, bystander intervention, resources to help a friend or loved one and communication skills geared to promote a healthy relationship.
We tailor all of our programs to reflect the needs of the group and/or educator, and can accommodate various models. Because sessions are interactive, the program works best in small group or classroom settings. If you are interested in scheduling one of our programs contact us.
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It’s On Us Bar Training
Bars, breweries, and restaurants are critical spaces in which to proactively prevent gender-based violence, and, in 2017, WHW recognized that folks in Cincinnati’s service industry must be part of the solution. The It’s On Us Bar Training aims to educate bar, brewery, and restaurant owners, managers, and staff about intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Staff who participate in the training are better able to identify predatory behavior and warning signs that may lead to sexual violence, and, most importantly, they feel more confident in their abilities to step up as bystanders and intervene if they witness violence.
Since beginning the program, WHW has trained 20 Cincinnati-area bars, breweries, and restaurants! If you are interested in the It’s On Us Bar Training, please contact Chelle Reinstatler, PhD at [email protected] or 513-977-5549.