Community Education

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Prevention Education

Wise Options offers a large array of educational programing, free of charge, for children and teens ranging in ages 4 to college students as well as adults, working professionals and elderly individuals. It is important that we as a community take a stand against these issues by educating future generations on awareness and safety.

We provide programs for healthy relationships, sexual and domestic violence awareness, bullying and diversity. We also offer custom programing for specific issues that may be relevant to your institution.

Our medical advocate is available to present information to healthcare professionals and at health fairs about the signs and health-related symptoms of domestic violence. Having informed medical and dental professionals can help victims get connected with Wise Options services.

All of our resources are carefully monitored and up-to-date, reflecting current and accurate research and statistics. Materials are garnered through best practices approved by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR).

If you are interested in having someone speak at your club, group or troop, please contact Brady Huff at bhuff@ywcawilliamsport.org or 570-322-4637 ext. 112.

If you are a health provider and would like someone to meet with your staff, please contact Stephanie Balliet at sballiet@ywcawilliamsport.org or 570-322-4637 ext. 146.

Education Courses

There are lessons available for people of all ages on topics ranging from healthy relationships, violence, peace and equality.

Remembering Honor

An engaging two-week summer program for middle and high school teens to discuss historical figures they might not learn about in school.

Brady Huff is our new prevention educator! In college he interned in Wise Options then became a shelter advocate. Brady is passionate about the work being done at the YWCA and is proud to be a part of a staff that makes a great impact on our community.