PROJECT TEACH

Project TEACH is the Community Education Program implemented by the Rape Crisis Center of Milford. The Educator’s roles include outreach in the community as well as going into the schools in our service area. The community educator works with grades Pre-K through 12 about various age-appropriate topics, such as:

  • OK and NOT OK Touches

  • Boundaries

  • Body Autonomy

  • Social Media & Internet Safety

  • Sexting

  • Healthy & Unhealthy Friendships

  • Dating Violence & Healthy Dating Relationship

  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence

  • Rape Culture

  • Basic Knowledge of Law Surrounding Sexual Assault

  • Consent

Some materials and activates used to help students K-12 understand the topics that Project TEACH is delivering are pictured below.

Sally, pictured below is used to talk about OK and NOT OK touches with Preschoolers and Kindergartners.

The community educator coordinator can be reached by calling the center at 203-874-8712 or emailing Jillian Marino at Jillian@rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org

COLLEGE ADVOCACY

The Rape Crisis Center of Milford is one of 4 sexual assault crisis centers across the state to receive funding for a position that specifically serves college students. The College Advocate plays a different role than the Community Educator in the way that the College Advocate only focuses on college-aged students. The College Advocate at the Center works closely with the University of New Haven to provide free and comprehensive services to the school’s students and staff. The College Advocate provides weekly drop-in hours on campus for students and also facilitates a support group that is open to survivors and victims of Sexual Assault (graduate and undergraduate students). The College Advocate assists with various campus events such as; Take Back the Night, Clothesline Project, Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil and Speak Out, various training's with staff and students, meet and greets within residence halls, various panels and discussions about sexual violence and options for reporting.

Through the work of the College Advocate, she works closely with various departments on campus to provide awareness, education and safety options. The overall goal of this position on the campus of the University of New Haven is to provide support when a victim/ survivor is navigating the different options following an assault (for example, reporting to police, having an evidence collection kit performed, going for an STI test, etc.).

The College Advocate is available to meet with students, faculty, and staff. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please email mrcc@newhaven.edu or call 203 878 1212.

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