Prevention Programs For A Healthier Family

Index: What you will find below (in alphabetical order):

  • Darkness to Light
  • Girls Inc. Monroe County
  • Monroe County Public Health Clinic
  • Monroe County Health Department – Harm Reduction Programs
  • Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Darkness to Light – End Child Sexual Abuse

The 5 Steps to protecting our children

  1. Learn the Facts: 1 in 10 children are sexually abused. Over 90% of them know their abuser.
  2. Minimize Opportunity: Eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations to decrease risk for abuse.
  3. Talk About It: Have open conversations with children about our bodies, sex and boundaries.
  4. Recognize The Signs: Know the signs of abuse to protect children from further harm.
  5. React Responsibility: Understand how to respond to risky behaviors and suspicions or reports of sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization that provides adults with the tools and training to prevent , recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Girls Inc. Monroe County

Girls Inc. of Monroe County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and look toward a future where girls and women are empowered and part of an equitable society. We provide programs that address healthy body image, economic independence, and building healthy relationships with others.

Monroe County Public Health Clinic

IU Health Bloomington / 333 E. Miller Drive / PO Box 1149 / Bloomington IN 47402 / 812-353-3216

Program Manager / Amy Meek, RN BSN /

Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Coordinator / Beth Lucas / 812-353-3244 /

Monroe C0unty Health Department – Harm Reduction Programs

Syringe Services / Outreach Supplies / HIV/HCV Testing / Overdose Prevention / Safe Sharps Disposal / Treatment Connections


Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence ICADV Youth Council

We don’t have to put up with dating abuse and violence. There are things we can do to become involved.

  • Find and join groups in your community working to prevent the abuse.
  • Talk to your friends about healthy relationships.
  • Start a dating violence prevention group in your school.
  • Talk to adults about improving relationships in your community.
  • Model healthy behaviors in your relationships.
  • Call out crappy behavior.
  • Remember that you have the power to create change.
  • Become part of the solution.

Dating Abuse: When a person uses threats, physical violence or emotional abuse to control their dating partner.

  • 11% of Indiana high school students reported physical abuse from a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year.
  • In national studies as many as 50% of youth report emotional abuse.

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