Prevention & Education



YouthSpeak, DOVE’s Healthy Relationship Education and Abuse Prevention Program, educates students and young adults on the complex issues of dating and relationships while supporting and empowering youth to become leaders and agents for change in their communities. 


Middle and High Schools are offered three different levels of increasing engagement, from one-time classroom presentations by DOVE staff to health classes, to a comprehensive peer led program with monthly meetings. 

DOVE also offers a six-part middle school series for 6th through 8th graders with six cumulative interactive workshops. 

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During the summer, DOVE offers a four day, 20-hour Youth Advocate Summit for all students across Norfolk County interested in taking a more in depth look at the root causes of abuse, sex and consent, growing their media literacy skills and learning how they can support their friends and peers experiencing abuse.

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Community Education & Training

To raise awareness and prevent domestic violence, DOVE offers trainings, workshops and seminars to law enforcement, health care professionals, schools, businesses, social service providers, religious organizations and the community. 

Additionally, each Fall and Spring, DOVE offers a 10 session series on Domestic Violence Awareness to community members. Attendees can attend one or all ten sessions. Sessions are approved for social work CEUS. See Attend A Training for information on upcoming dates and registration.