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Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program

The SVP is a grant funded through the Center for Disease Control to promote prevention education throughout the country. Currently we are one of five in the state of Michigan with this type of program.

Teen & School Education

Through this program we are able to provide school staff, parents, and students with education on prevention issues: teen dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, use of technology, cybercrime, and any other request topics. We can also provide review of sexual harassment and violence policy and procedures. Schools can also refer any student who is, or maybe, a victim to DPRC for counseling or advocate services. An advocate always attends with our educator to provide an assistance to students who are triggered or request services during or after the presentation. Students can meet with counselor or advocate at the shelter or at the school if in outlying areas. We provide support for schools to successfully address situations of violence with the benefit of our trained staff.

  • Recent High Schools: Sault Ste Marie (10th Grade Health), Detour (Middle & High School Assembly, Three Lakes Academy (Prek-7th), Pickford (9th Grade Health), Tahquamenon Area (7-12th School Assembly).
  • Lake Superior State University was also recently award their own SVP grant through the Michigan State Police. We have been teaming up with them and providing education for the student and staff as needed.
  • Parent Education: Parent Teacher Conferences information table and presentation for parent groups

Sexual Violence Prevention Team

The SVP Team of the EUP is a multidisciplinary team that works together to provide prevention education and awareness campaigns within our tri-county area.

    Annual SVP Team Events-

  • White Ribbon Campaign: Lake Superior State University & Soo Eagles
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Speaker
  • Presents at two local high school and public events at LSSU
  • Service Provider Training
  • Teen Events (one in each county)

SVP Team Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Cisler Center MacArthur Room.

Business & Community Education

  • We attend local commission meetings to request declaration of awareness months and keep local policy makers up-to-date on victims and community needs.
  • We work with local policy makers and business owners to review and update policies and procedures on sexual harassment and violence policies.
  • We can provide staff trainings on what employees for signs that a person may be in a violent or unhealthy relationship. This is particularly important in businesses like salons, bars, restaurants, truck drivers, hospitals or doctors offices, but any business can receive training. All trainings are specific to the company’s needs and request for topics.

For more information, to request a presentation or training, or to become a member of our SVP Team of the EUP please follow us on Facebook at #SVPTeamEUP or contacting our Teen Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator at 1-906-635-0566