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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

 

Working to end sexual violence is the responsibility of all of us. Society plays a vital role in this endeavor. Everyone can help by taking a hard and painful look at the attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence, and then assess how these behaviors and attitudes support rape and/or child sexual abuse. The Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services offers a comprehensive prevention education program which strives to empower children and adults by teaching them to recognize potentially harmful situations and what skills to use for self-protection.

Our program provides:

  • Information and training are provided for school staff. This includes an overview of the classroom presentations, indicators and dynamics of child abuse, how to respond to a child who discloses abuse and the process of reporting child abuse.
  • Children participate in a series of prevention awareness discussions where they learn to differentiate between safe, healthy touches and touches that are exploitive or abusive.
  • Through the discussions, role plays, and a video, children learn and practice skills to enable them to handle difficult situations. In addition, children learn how and whom they can report the abuse to.
  • Following the classroom presentations, certified peer counselors are available for one on one follow-up with children who want to ask questions or talk over a problem. If child abuse is identified, appropriate action will be taken to see that the child is protected.

Types of Questions that Will be Asked

  • What are the personal safety rules?
    1. Say No!
    2. Get Away.
    3. Tell Someone.
    4. Sometimes you need to yell.
  • What are examples of safe touches?
  • What are examples of unsafe touches?
  • When is it wrong to keep a secret?
  • What does it mean to be assertive?
  • Who can you tell if someone wants you to keep a secret?

Do we Need a Program Like This?

Yes! Child sexual abuse rises annually in San Joaquin County. Prevention Education empowers children to act on their own behalf. Informed children are better able to resist attempted abuse and are more likely to seek help.

Scheduling a Presentation

For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Lisa Jordan, Prevention Education Services Coordinator at (209) 467-2305, or email .

WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:

 

In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • DAWN House
  • Safe House
  • Opportunity House
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office
  • Serenity House

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS 40th Annual Luncheon

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.