Preventing a Crisis
Community Education and Prevention
This program trains healthcare professionals, law enforcement (police), religious leaders, community organizations, businesses and professional groups about domestic violence and sexual assault. If you would like to have a training for your group, please contact the Prevention Education Department at HAVEN at
(248) 334-1284, ext. 680.
We work with a lot of schools in the area. We have different programs for schools that are for children of different ages. We teach the children about domestic violence. We give students resources, ways to lessen the chance that they will be abused and what to do if they know that someone is being abused. We also have in-service training for school staff and parents.
Most sexual abuse starts when a child is between 6 – 8 years old so we have a program called “Good Touch, Bad Touch” with the HAVEN mascot “Daisy,” who helps to present. We teach the children about personal safety and about their body. This is for children kindergarten through second grade.
HAVEN has a new program called “Peace Begins at Home“ for children grades 3 – 5. Between 3.3 and 10 million children see domestic violence at home every year so the program teaches children that it is not their fault if the grownups around them are violent. It also helps to teach them how to be safe and what to do in an emergency.
Sexual harassment can happen anywhere. HAVEN has a program called Gender Respect that teaches children to respect their friends and helps them to know how to be safe around their friends and how to protect themselves. This program is for children in grades 3 – 5.
The Skills for Violence-Free Relationships
This program is for middle school and high school students. It is to help them learn more about sexual assault, dating violence and sexual harassment. Students learn why it happens and what will happen if they are involved in this type of behavior. Students learn about rape, violence, sexual assault, power, control, consent (permission) and coercion (forcing sex) through classroom presentations at the school.
There is a small charge to the school for this program.
To schedule a school presentation, please contact the Prevention Education Department at (248) 334-1284 ext. 680.
Survivor Speakers Bureau
HAVEN has a lot of speakers that can go out and talk about sexual assault and domestic violence. These educational speeches are provided to various groups and organizations and help people have a better understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Share a Story
Have you experienced sexual assault or domestic violence? Do you want to tell other people about your experience to help them? We would like to know your story and give you help if you need it. For more information, you can download more information here or call (248) 334-1284 ext. 351.
Hear a Story
Would your group like to have a presentation from a survivor? Do you work for a newspaper or TV station and want to interview someone who has a personal story to share? If you answered yes, our Speakers Bureau is available for you. To schedule a speaker or to get more information, please call (248) 334-1284 ext. 351.
Intern and Volunteer Program
We also work with students from many colleges and universities in the area and can be an internship site for you. If you want to get experience in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault and child witness treatment and prevention HAVEN might be right for you.
Our Intern Program will help students get experience in relationship building, community outreach and administration.
For more information or to volunteer at HAVEN please call (248) 334-1284 ext. 659.
If you are interested in a job at HAVEN and want to see what is available, or to submit your resume, click here.
Teen Advisory Council
We also have a Teen Advisory Council for teenagers 13 – 17 years of age that meets twice a month. Teens will get training on domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault. They also work on projects related to youth who come to HAVEN.
The teen council also lets us test out new programs and get feedback from our youth.
For more information, please contactLiz Oakes at (248) 334-1284, ext. 674, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programs above focus primarily on prevention and education. To learn about HAVEN programs that provide help with other stages of crisis, please click on the links below.