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Community Education

Free Presentations at Your Organization, Workplace, Community Group, Faith Community or School. All Community Education Programming is provided at no charge.

Community Education
The Community Education Program raises public awareness about Relationship Violence through speaking engagements, panel discussions, conference presentations, community events, newsletters, printed articles, and media appearances.

Relationship Violence includes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Teen Dating Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Spousal Abuse

Presentation topics include:

  • statistics on the prevalence and gravity of Relationship Violence
  • the definition and characteristics of Relationship Violence
  • types of abuse
  • abuser tactics
  • the cycle of violence
  • red flags
  • effects on victims and their children
  • reasons abusers abuse
  • reasons victims stay
  • the importance of safety planning
  • warning signs in others
  • how to receive help
  • how to help others

Professional Training
Professional training is conducted for area police officers, emergency personnel, teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, physicians, and other professionals. These presentations are aimed at how to recognize signs of Relationship Violence in others and how to respond to it.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness presentations are also given at local Middle, Junior High, and High Schools. These interactive presentations are aimed at the primary prevention of violence and abuse that is specific to youth and teens, including being safe with technology.

As of 2007, Texas law states that all school districts must provide Dating Violence training for teachers and administrators as well as awareness education for students and parents. (Section 37.0831 of the Texas Education Code “Dating Violence Policies”)
Please call now to ask questions or to schedule your free Dating Violence training and awareness education for your school’s teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Call 972.422.2911 or email Ryan Thomas at

HDNBC Services, Mission, and Impact
Presentations regarding the history of Hope’s Door New Beginning center, our mission, our free services and our impact on the community are also available and can be incorporated into any of the above presentations.

Customized Presentations
Our Education Team will work with you to construct a customized presentation to fit the needs of your organization. Presentations can vary in length from short 5-10 minute presentations to hour-long presentations. Some examples of other presentations the Education Team has conducted:

  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  • Male Victimization of Domestic Violence
  • DV training for Firefighters and EMS personnel
  • College Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training for Advocates

Booths or Tables at Community Events
The Education Team is also available to set up a table or booth at your community event, resource fair, health fair or conference. We can provide literature, brochures, useful information and games to the attendees of your event. Education Team members are also on hand to any answer questions that community members may have regarding Intimate Partner Violence, Family Violence, Teen Dating Violence or Hope’s Door New Beginning Center’s free services.

To learn more or to request a booking, please contact the Community Education Program Manager Ryan Thomas at 972.422.2911 or by email at

Last year, HDNBC provided education services to 31,653 people in Dallas and Collin Counties.