Community Education

As part of the Bolton Refuge House Mission to advocate for social change, BRH Advocates are excited to offer speakers, presentations, curriculum, and other educational materials to the community. 

If you would like to request a speaker, information, or educational materials for yourself or your organization, please call 715.834.9578 for assistance.

Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships

February 17th, 2022, 5 p.m.

This event is for anyone who wants to learn about healthy relationships- whether they are romantic relationships, friendships, relationships with family, relationships with coworkers, or any other type of relationship. BRH, in partnership with Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center, will talk about what healthy relationships look like within the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information, visit our LGBTQ+ Services Page.

 
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SAFE Bar Training

Bolton Refuge House, Inc is pleased to offer a training on bystander intervention local bars and alcohol-serving venues in Eau Claire, Buffalo, and Jackson Counties. This training's aim is to facilitate conversations with staff about sexual violence prevention through cultural change. Bars and venues that receive the training will be part of the SAFE Bar Network. See stories on this training from WEAU and WQOW!

This training was brought to us by a partnership between WCASA and the SAFE Bar Network. If you are interested in having your staff take part in this training, please fill out the form below or contact us at 715-834-9578. 

 

Victim Rights Education

Bolton Refuge House is dedicated to making sure that victims know their rights and how to enforce them. If you have any questions about what your rights are, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In July 2021, we created a display for victim rights awareness in partnership with Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. These silhouettes were placed along Barstow St. in downtown Eau Claire, and each one has a short version of a constitutional right included in Marsy’s Law, which was adopted during the April 2020 election, printed on it.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month - River Lights

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April 2021 was our first year lighting up the footbridge in Phoenix Park in Teal! Individuals and businesses were able to sponsor a night of River Lights - one night where the bridge was lit in teal, in solidarity with victims and survivors of sexual assault. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the bridge was teal every night in April! Donations also went towards printing and distributing materials on sexual assault and our services. 

Thank you to all those who helped us make this happen - our work would not be possible without the support of our community!

 
 
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Safe Dates Program

The Safe Dates Program works to prevent sexual violence and dating violence amongst teen and youth. A trained advocate will present and facilitate a conversation in the classroom to educate kids about healthy relationships and dating.

Stewards of Children

The Stewards of Children program is a training on preventing child sexual abuse from Darkness to Light. It is a 2 hour training that teaches anyone who works with or cares for children how to prevent child sexual abuse, available in English and Spanish. 

Additionally, there are five 40-minute trainings available: 
  • Training: Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse
  • Training: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Training: Talking With Children About Safety from Sexual Abuse
  • Training: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Training: Healthy Touch for Children and Youth
Learn more about the training and Darkness to Light here.