Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention 2021-09-30T20:45:15+00:00

Interface’s Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention Services department provides comprehensive family violence programming that aims to prevent, interrupt and end the cycle of violence within family systems.

Crisis Response

24/7 assistance including crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals, linkage to safe shelter, restraining orders and immediate in-person response to calls from law enforcement and medical providers.

Support Groups

Safe and supportive weekly groups for women who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Interface Shelter

A safe, confidential shelter for victims fleeing domestic violence.  The Safe Haven shelter is a pet-friendly shelter.

Preventing Family Violence

We provide free community presentations and school-based prevention programing on several topics relating to child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and human trafficking across Ventura County. We are now offering either in-person or virtual presentations. Please learn more about the services below.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, click on the following:

School-Based Presentations: FVIS Presentation Request Form: School & Youth Based Programs (google.com)

Community-Based Presentations: FVIS Presentation Request Form: Community Based Presentations (google.com)

A personal safety/child abuse prevention program, My Body Belongs to Me, is for children from preschool through 5th grade and their families. The program works to educate and empower children in a non-threatening way, so that they may be better equipped to avoid abuse. This safety program teaches children how to respond to potentially dangerous people and situations. The program can be offered virtually or in-person to schools, day-care centers, and other childcare and youth facilities free of charge. To learn more about the My Body Belongs to Me Program call 805-850-4566 (English) or 805-850-4562 (Spanish) or Email us at fvispresentations@icfs.org

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Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based program that encourages tweens to declare their personal relationships and spaces as violence-free zones. The program combines classroom and building interventions with a complimentary school-led poster campaign at no cost. It specifically aims to increase tweens’ awareness of abuse and prevent incidents of dating and peer violence by building knowledge of teen dating violence and encouraging help-seeking behaviors among participants. Our program is part of Interface’s greater efforts to prevent family violence by engaging middle school students throughout Ventura County. The purpose of the Shifting Boundaries program is to reduce and prevent violent behavior and increase age-appropriate knowledge about healthy relationships and harassment. Through the power of education, tweens will develop an understanding of how they can make healthy choices in relationships, in turn, preventing the continuation of the cycle of violence.

For more information contact us at 805-850-4578 or by email: fvispresentations@icfs.org

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The Teen Dating Violence Prevention program is a universal primary prevention program that encourages teens to declare their personal relationships and spaces as violence-free zones. The program combines educational workshops with a complimentary youth-led media campaign. It specifically aims to increase teens’ awareness of abuse and prevent incidents of dating violence by building knowledge of teen dating violence and encouraging help-seeking behaviors among participants. Our program is part of Interface’s greater efforts to prevent family violence, specifically targeting 9th-grade students in Health classes throughout Ventura County.

The purpose of the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program is to reduce and prevent dating violence by increasing age-appropriate knowledge about healthy dating relationships. Through the power of education, teens will develop an understanding of how they can make healthy choices in relationships, in turn, preventing of the continuation of the cycle of violence.

For more information contact us at 805-850-4564 or by email: fvispresentations@icfs.org

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The Coaching Boys into Men program is an evidence-based prevention program that engages teams to discusses healthy relationships, respect, abusive behavior, and that power never equals strength. The program combines an educational workshop for coaches with a complementary card series to help organize the conversations. It specifically aims to increase teens’ awareness of abuse and prevent incidents of dating violence by building knowledge of teen dating violence and encouraging healthy relationships. Our program is part of Interface’s greater efforts to prevent family violence, specifically targeting male student-athletes throughout Ventura County. The purpose of the Coaching Boys into Men Program is to reduce and prevent dating violence and increase age-appropriate knowledge about healthy romantic and social relationships. Through the power of education, teens will develop an understanding of how they can make healthy choices in relationships, in turn, preventing the continuation of the cycle of violence.

For more information contact us at 805-850-4562 or by email: fvispresentations@icfs.org

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Community awareness and outreach are provided through presentations, informational booths and resources free of charge on topics related to family violence prevention. Our outreach staff and volunteers speak at schools/universities, faith centers, places of employment, medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, health fairs and community events.

To Inquire about a presentation click here FVIS Presentation Request Form: Community Based Presentations (google.com)

To contact us about community presentations please call at 805-850-4562 or email at fvispresentations@icfs.org

The following presentations are available:

  • Agency Overview
  • Human Trafficking 101
  • Domestic Violence 101
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention
  • DV Effects on Children & Youth
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Child Abuse & Mandated Reporting
  • Addressing Domestic Violence in Healthcare Settings
  • Addressing Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings
  • Engaging Boys and Men & Healthy Masculinity

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Project Hope features art created by Interface clients, their children, and advocates. For domestic violence survivors, art is a powerful healing tool. Project Hope raises awareness and provides hope when there is none for friends, family, and neighbors who may be suffering in silence, afraid to seek help. To have Project Hope displayed at your office, school or event, please visit our Champion for Change page here.

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