Here at Promise Place the main goal is to not only help victims of abuse, but to also bring awareness regarding violence prevention. We have collaborated with the CDC and NCCASA to implement 3 programs focuses on youth violence into Jones, Craven, and Pamlico counties.
The 3 programs are:
The primary focus of the prevention program is to raise awareness about physical, sexual, mental, and emotional violence. The entire program was created by the Center for Disease Control to minimize youth violence. Within the prevention program we will address risk factors that make individuals more likely to experience violence. The secondary goal of the prevention program is to increase protective factors that allow youth to recognize violence, use healthy coping and communication skills, and increase opportunities for healthy decision making that result in non-violent outcomes.
Risk factors that increase an individual’s chance of experiencing violence are gender, poverty, prior victimization, early sexual initiation, hostility towards women, unsupportive family members, societal norms that support violence, and lastly, weak laws that protect victims.
Protective factors include emotional health and connectedness, empathy and concern for how one’s actions affect others, academic achievement, peer support groups, caring and trustworthy adults, and lastly, healthy coping skills to handle stress.
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Violence and Rape Prevention Educators in Eastern North Carolina discuss topics such as dating violence, gender norms, sexual, and physical abuse. This podcast will contain heavy, emotionally charged conversations, but you are not alone. If you, or someone you know is experiencing violence, call the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in North Carolina call the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline at (252)635-7096. Welcome to a place where survivors of violence have a voice- Reach out to us at with any questions or topics you would like to hear. Check out our latest rape and prevention Pod Cast here: