24-Hour Hotline: 434-977-7273
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Office: 434-295-7273



Charlottesville, Virginia


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Parent Training

SARA offers the following trainings for PARENT groups in our community. 

All trainings are most effective at 90 minutes, but can be shortened to 45 minutes if necessary.

Preventing Sexual Assault through Parenting

Parents are the first line of defense against sexual assault in our communities. You are shaping future teens and future adults, and have immense influence over the future of our community. Learn what topics many parents forget to address, skills to raise children who will change our community for the better, and how you can be part of preventing sexual violence through simple daily awareness.

Media-Savvy Parenting in a Stereotype-Saturated Culture

Primarily for Middle and Elementary School parents, but also beneficial for High School parents. SARA Prevention Educators facilitate discussion about gender roles and gender stereotypes in media, present current research findings about gender and media, and present practical tips about how parents can help their children process media messages. Participants view a sampling of film clips and have the opportunity to analyze impact on child viewers, and how they can help their children process what they have seen. Participants will connect cultural norms and gender roles to media influence, and will learn skills for promoting healthy development proactively despite the media’s influence on their children.

From Cooties to Hanky Panky

As a parent, it's important to be a step ahead, and to understand the culture your teen is living in, because it's quite different from your own! In this very frank session, parents will learn about what teens are thinking about sexuality, what they're exposed to on a regular basis, terminology to know, hook-up culture (does it really exist?), questions teens are often too shy to ask, and how to be aware and accessible to your adolescent to help guide them through the perils and pressures of sexuality in adolescence.

Talking to Adolescents about Sexuality

For all parents. Know what your child needs to know, at what age, and how to make the conversation as on-going and as comfortable as possible for both you and your child. Topics include flirting, consent, healthy relationships, gender roles, and more. Learn what types of conversations stick with teens the longest, how much privacy is necessary, and when to start teaching your values to your child.

College: A Safe and Healthy First Year

For parents of High School students. Attendees will hear the most up-to-date information about the first year of college, parties, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, fraternities and sororities, and other topics related to your child’s well-being. Parents will then have the opportunity to discuss and learn skills to connect with their soon-to-be college students and promote healthy decision-making.

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Upcoming Events

Reflect and Share Writing Group
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 20 2017
06:30AM - 07:45PM
Connections Group - Voices
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 21 2017
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Connections Group - Voices
Nov 28 2017 - Nov 28 2017
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Reflect and Share Writing Group
Dec 04 2017 - Dec 04 2017
06:30AM - 07:45PM
Connections Group - Voices
Dec 05 2017 - Dec 05 2017
04:30PM - 06:00PM

About SARA

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

Communities Served

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serve:

  • City of Charlottesville
  • Albemarle County
  • Louisa County
  • Nelson County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Greene County

Contact SARA

 Charlottesville, Virginia

 24-Hour Hotline: 434-977-7273
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