Did you know that Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children ages 17 and under. 1 in 5 tweens knows a victim of dating violence. 1 in 10 teens (11-18 years old) said a romantic partner had prevented them from using a cell phone. One in four girls and one in six boys is sexually abused before the age of 18?
To prevent further occurrence of dating & sexual violence in our community we must reach out to those who are most at risk — our youth. Every person can work to prevent sexual and dating violence by promoting healthy and positive relationships that are based on respect, safety, and equality. Project R.E.S.T. offers a variety of workshops and programs for children and teens to prevent dating violence and sexual abuse and assault.
The best way to protect young people from sexual violence is to offer primary violence prevention education. Primary prevention means that instead of focusing on risk reduction or getting help after an assault occurs, these programs identify factors and behaviors that can lead to violence and work to modify them before violence occurs.
Project R.E.S.T. programs comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the SC Comprehensive Health Education Act, and Erin’s Law. We offer a variety of programs and utilize several different curriculums that are appropriate for different age groups.