Outreach & Prevention Services

Safe+Sound Somerset’s SPEAK Outreach & Prevention services aim to reduce violence by promoting safety and creating change. We provide trauma-informed, evidence-based intervention and prevention 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, as well as sexual violence. In addition to a wide range of interactive workshops, presentations, and trainings, we attend community events 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:

  • Healing Begins Here: Services for Survivors
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 101: Recognizing and Responding to Abuse
  • Trauma-Informed Care to Support Survivors of Violence  (Customizable for people who work with either adult or child survivors.)
  • Relating About Dating: Talking With Teens About Healthy Relationships, Abuse, and Sexual Violence
  • How Trauma Impacts YOUR Work (Customizable workshop to discuss how violence and trauma overlaps with your organization’s work.)
  • When Home Isn’t Safe: How Domestic Violence Impacts Children

SPEAK is also active in Somerset County’s high schools and Raritan Valley Community College. Our Riley and Jesse: Healthy or Abusive?, Relationships For Life, and Power and Control: Understanding Sexual Harassment programs have been effective in changing students’ attitudes about healthy relationships.

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

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)

NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


Resources For Teens

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

S+SS Blog

Articles on a variety of issues related to domestic and sexual violence are available on our Blog.