SPEAK Outreach & Education

Safe+Sound Somerset’s SPEAK program aims to reduce violence by promoting safety and creating change. We provide trauma-informed, evidence-based prevention and intervention programming in Somerset County.

Our goal is to increase the capacity of community members of all ages to understand, recognize and respond to all forms of domestic and teen dating violence. In addition to a wide range of interactive programs, we attend community events, fairs and other local affairs to comprehensively support efforts to reduce and prevent violence.

SPEAK is available for presentations and trainings to your company, community group, and professional, medical and religious organization. Frequent topics of our presentations include:

  • Domestic Violence 101 & S+SS Services
  • Violence is Violence/Trauma is Trauma
  • Healthy Teen Friendships & Dating Relations

SPEAK is also active in Somerset County’s middle and high schools. In 2019, we reached students through classroom programs in more than half the county’s public high schools with our Riley and Jesse Program: Teen Dating Abuse and How to Help a Friend.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or training for your school, company, community group, or professional, medical or religious organization, please complete this form.


SPEAK Resources

Teen Safety Planning

Teen Power & Control and Equity Wheels

Teen Rights & Responsibilities (For High School Students)

Relating About Dating

Ask Ava


Healthy Friendships Scavenger Hunt

Intro to Dating Abuse Scavenger Hunt


Additional resources to help navigate the coronavirus pandemic are available here.