"Education programs are the key components to our strategies for ending sexual violence in Acadiana."  ~Val Senegal.

"Education programs are the key components to our strategies for ending sexual violence in Acadiana."  ~Val Senegal.

The Education Director manages Hearts of Hope's education department services and maintains effective partnerships with Acadiana area school systems, early childhood education centers and allied-professional organizations to implement prevention & intervention programs that combat sexual violence in the area. 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 across southwest Louisiana. Our center works with the Catholic Diocese as well as other faith-based organizations to complement "Safe Environment" programs and other prevention efforts.

Inquiries for a guest speaker or to conduct a continuing education class can be submitted to the Education Department Director:

Val Senegal,MA - val.senegal@theheartsofhope.org or via Facebook Page

 


Education Programs

PK - 5th Grade

  • "I Have a Voice" program
  • Talking About Touch: Child Safety

7th grade

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

9th grade

  • Safe Dating 

12th grade & College Students

  • Bystander Intervention programs

Policy & Social Change Campaign 

Childhood Sexual Development

  • Understanding Children's Sexual Development (Ages 12 and under)