The Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre provides various research-based programs to help communities combat the issues of normalized sexual violence, sexual abuse, and exploitation. These programs are delivered by our counsellors. BASAC is committed to working with school systems, businesses, and other community based organizations in our service area. Our programming includes:
‘Body Science’:Increase prevention knowledge and skills in order to stay safe ( Good Touch/Bad Touch)
‘No, Exit, Tell’: The main focus is to introduce appropriate and inappropriate touching and to educate children on ways they can keep themselves safe and to understand that no one should keep secrets of a bad touch.
‘Inspiring Change’: Empowering teen girls, Discussions on social media, body image & self esteem, anger management, communication, drugs and alcohol.
‘Consent to Love, Not Lust’: Healthy and unhealthy relationships, dating violence etc.
‘Girl Power’: Is a 10 week program for adolescent girls between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. Girl power is a preventative program in that it introduces girls to concepts and skills prior to difficult issues typically faced by teens. This is an empowering program that is aimed to lift the confidence of adolescent girls by helping them to understand media images and social expectations of women in the world today.
‘2BBoys’: Is an 8 week program designed to assist boys in connecting to their true selves in an empowering, respectful, healthy, and dynamic way. The program focuses on building skills to help boys excel socially and emotionally. BASAC can meet the needs of various issues surrounding sexual assault/abuse. Educational facilities that have requested presentations for their staff members on how to handle disclosures have also been done in the past as well.
‘Information for Professionals and Parents’: Disclosures, Support through RCMP, investigation and court, sexual harassment in the work place, duty to report, etc.