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Community Education and Expect Respect

Information about DCHS domestic violence and sexual assault education programs available to the community.

Community Education Program

If you are a member, employee or owner/manager of a school, PTO/PTA group, business, club, organization or religious group, you might consider inviting us to do a presentation for your group. To book a speaker on any of the topics below, please call 703.746.5030.

Through age-appropriate discussion and activities, topics can include:

  • Assertiveness
  • Conflict resolution
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Employment services
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Teen pregnancy prevention

Expect Respect

Currently, we serve Alexandria schools with a curriculum designed for grades five, seven and nine/ten. The Expect Respect curriculum is intended to provide information, support and guidance for school aged students. The objectives of the curriculum are to help students:

  • Define terms associated with sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence and teen pregnancy prevention
  • Recognize destructive and unhealthy patterns of behavior in relationships
  • Set goals and make choices that lead to safety awareness and risk reduction and that value the self and others
  • Recognize the importance of clear communication, assertive behavior and self- respect for establishing and maintaining violence free, healthy relationships
  • Understand the importance of delaying sexual intercourse and choosing behaviors that reduce the risk of teen pregnancy

For more information on the Expect Respect curriculum or to schedule a presentation, please call 703.746.5030 or email