Prevention LAB

Say Something Prevention LAB is an eight-hour in-person training series where participants learn and build skills to prevent interpersonal violence in our community.

Participants will be given an overview of effective prevention and challenged to increase their skills of assertive communication and boundary-setting across various relationships using scenarios that are generated from real life experiences.

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“The LAB helped me find my voice. I still use the skills and awareness I developed all of the time.”

"I really appreciated the different approach of focusing on the root of violence and interrupting that, rather than solely on defensive strategies."

“After the LAB I felt comfortable just doing it first without having to go get someone else. So it was really--wow, this actually works!”

How's it work?

Each Prevention LAB series is made up of four sessions:

  • Violence Prevention 101
  • Gender and Violence
  • Oppression, Privilege and Preventing Violence
  • Say Something in Our Everyday Lives

All sessions are interactive and are framed around the concept of Learn.Act.Be. Together, we work to build active skills, language, and the ability to prevent interpersonal violence in our community.

What's the commitment?

The Prevention LAB typically meets for four 2-hour sessions, and in the time between, participants are given activities and support to incorporate their learning into their everyday lives. To complete the Prevention LAB, participants must attend all 8 hours of training.

Prevention LABs will be offered regularly in the community, but scheduled on a rotating basis to help accommodate everyone's busy lives.

Ready to sign up for a LAB?

Awesome — we're excited you will be joining us!

The LAB Field Guide

Our Field Guide is your interactive workbook to unleashing your personal power and reducing the level of interpersonal violence in your community. It is designed to support anyone who wants to Say Something.

The Say Something Field Guide is a mash-up of the public health evidence-base about what works to create safer communities with the experience of domestic violence service providers, the moral compass of social justice movements and the bad-assery of feminist empowerment self-defense.  It is a guidebook and a workbook designed to support anyone who wants to create more safety, peace and respect in their corner of the world.

Share Your Story

Did you use your Say Something skills to speak up? Tell us all about it — we want to know!

Join LAB Grads on Facebook

Stay connected with other LAB graduates! After completing the Prevention LAB, join us on Facebook to keep up with the discussion, learn about upcoming opportunities, and support one another in our Say Something actions.

Request a LAB

Safe Passage offers Say Something Prevention LABs to the community on a regular schedule. But we also will travel and bring the LAB to your organization, agency, or community group.