Elementary Prevention Initiative for Children (EPIC)
With over a decade of experience working with youth survivors and their peers to end abuse and intimate partner violence, Day One is expanding its violence prevention education to include students in grades K-5.
The Elementary Prevention Initiative for Children (EPIC!) provides workshops to students in grades K-5, as well as the influential adults in their lives, through partnerships with NYC public schools and community organizations. EPIC student workshops provide young people with the foundational skills and knowledge to build healthy and safe relationships throughout their lives. Adult trainings and workshops provide educators and caregivers with tools to support the young people they care about as they navigate relationships and build healthy communities. Workshops are tailored to the specific needs of each school or classroom community and include interactive activities that engage a variety of learning styles.
Student workshop topics include:
Identifying Emotions and Practicing Empathy
Managing Strong Emotions and Practicing Mindfulness
Building Healthy Relationships and Being a Good Friend
Practicing Respect and Being an Upstander
Practicing Consent, Setting Boundaries, Respecting “No” and Apologizing
LGBTQ Spectrum: Celebrating Ourselves and Supporting Our Friends
Unpacking Gender Norms in Relationships
Healthy Selves and Healthy Communities
Professionals trainings and caregiver workshops are tailored for each audience, and can include information on the following topics:
Supporting Healthy Relationship Development in Children as Violence Prevention
Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Starting Conversations about Healthy Relationships with Young Children
Creating Consent Culture in the Classroom
Youth Empowerment and Supporting Children’s Agency
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Families
Supporting Child Witnesses and Survivors of Violence
Io schedule a workshop, or to discuss any questions about EPIC program offerings, please contact Jett Bachman at firstname.lastname@example.org.