The Education Director manages the prevention education programs for Acadiana area school systems, early childhood education centers and various allied-professional organizations to combat the rooted causes of sexual violence. Training sessions and workshops are periodically provided for law enforcement, criminal justice system professionals and behavioral/mental health professionals. Sessions are provided in the Sexual Abuse Response Center for survivors and their families. Policy change, social change campaigns and awareness events are apart of the framework for college campuses and business industries across southwest Louisiana. For inquiries contact:

Val Senegal,MA

 val.senegal@theheartsofhope.org or Facebook Page


School Programs

PK - 5th Grade

7th grade

  • TRUST (Teaching Respect, Understanding, Safety and Tolerance) 

9th grade

  • Safe Dating 

11th - 12th grade & College Students

  • Bystander Intervention 

Policy & Social Change Campaign 


Click HERE for the month of April #SAAM campaign

Click HERE for KVRS:Bayou to Beltway segment on #Metoo campaign

Click HERE for assault allegations in Hollywood & media

Click HERE for FOSTA bill news coverage