Local violence damages lives and tears apart families, at great expense to our community.
At CVIC, we’re not okay with that.
We want to end the suffering that so many local people experience and reduce the amount we spend on the aftermath of violence.
At CVIC, the cost to intervene after violence is significantly higher than preventing violence before it occurs. It's time to flip the pyramid and invest more in prevention to end violence once and for all.
Imagine our community’s future if bullying, rape and gun violence were no more.
That has been CVIC’s vision for decades, and it's the bold goal of our Safer Tomorrows Road Map. Building upon a major collaborative project initiated in 2011, our Safer Tomorrows Road Map is taking our efforts to a new level, equipping community members with what they need to develop positive relationships and to prevent the use of violence at every stage of life.
Healthy relationship education: CVIC staff and trained teachers across Grand Forks County provide evidence-based prevention education in classrooms from Pre-K to Grade 12, teaching students about bullying, dating violence, sexual assault and healthy relationships.
Safer Tomorrows Road Map
28 Grand Forks County public schools from Emerado, Grand Forks, Larimore, Manvel, Midway, Northwood, and Thompson
15 boys' and girls' high school sports teams: football, basketball, hockey, swimming, soccer wrestling, cross-country, track and field, golf, volleyball, and softball
See results HERE
“It taught me to like who I am.”
"I liked the examples of abusive relationships – it helped me visualize the forms of abuse.”
THIS YEAR’S GOAL:
|90% of children and youth will increase their understanding of both abusive and healthy relationships and services available to help|
|Educating our community is one of the first steps toward ending violence once and for all.|
We provide education on all forms of violence and available services to:
We provide basic and advanced training on best practices in responding to violence to:
“I learned how the brain processes trauma and how to ask questions in a way that supports the way the brain works.”
“I now know what to say to a child who is experiencing domestic violence at home.”
Green Dot Bystander Intervention
Our Green Dot program trains community members to both intervene in potentially harmful situations and to proactively foster a safe community. Check out other prevention and awareness sites:
Preventing violence. Promoting safety. Building hope.