Education Programs for Youth

Did you know that one in four girls and one in six boys is sexually abused before the age of 18? To prevent further occurrence of sexual violence in our community we must reach out to those who are most at risk -- our youth. Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands offers a variety of workshops and programs for children and teens to prevent dating violence and sexual abuse and assault.

Instead of focusing on risk reduction or getting help after an assault occurs, primary prevention programs identify factors and behaviors that can lead to violence and work to modify them before violence occurs. STSM programs comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the SC Comprehensive Health Education Act, and Erin's Law.

STSM offers three curricula appropriate for different age groups:

Contact STSM's Prevention Education Manager at or call 803-790-8208 to schedule a presentation.