Prevention & Education

The Purple Door, through Prevention and Education, provides a variety of community education in the 12-counties we serve.

The Prevention and Education Team gives presentations and training events to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual violence while assisting in identifying victims who may be in need of services. The Purple Door recognizes the vital role of all citizens and organizations in addressing domestic violence and sexual violence in our communities and in developing community-specific prevention strategies that work towards ending violence before it begins.

All education provided by the Prevention and Education Team is FREE to the community, whether in a school, public community event, or as a professional training to an organization or business.

Primary Prevention:

Educational Seminars that aim at preventing violence before it happens.

Professional Training:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Telling Amy’s Story Documentary and Discussion

Community Education:

  • Presentations
  • Youth Presentations
  • Community Awareness Events and Participation
  • Customization of Topics
  • Agency Services

Education Topics:

  • Domestic Violence Overview, Dynamics, & Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  • Teen Dating Violence, Dynamics, & Advocacy
  • Primary Prevention, Sexual Assault, & Social Norms (including Rape Culture)
  • Break the Box: Gender Socialization and Sexual Assault

If you would like to schedule a presentation, professional training, or community education with the Prevention and Education Team, please contact the Prevention and Education Manager at 361-248-3354 or

Please visit and for more information on state-wide public education campaigns and resources.

As a reminder, no appointment is needed for face-to-face Crisis Intervention and Advocacy services. Please call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-580-4878 or 361-881-8888.