youth violence prevention


The Wild Iris Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP) has been educating the youth of Mono and Inyo counties for five years providing presentations, resources and the knowledge of healthy relationships, sexual assault, bullying and safety planning to students of all ages. Topics discussed in classrooms are age appropriate and include but not limited to:

  • Trusting your feelings
  • Respect for yourself and others
  • Building self-esteem
  • Bullying/Harassment
  • Online Safety/Cyberbullying
  • Teen dating violence and healthy relationships
  • Sexual Assault and consent
  • “Moving On” (Designed for graduating high school seniors )
  • “My Body Belongs to Me” (Personal boundaries for preschoolers)

The Wild Iris YVPP team also offers a saturation curriculum, which is a comprehensive and experiential learning opportunity on violence prevention by dissecting social issues and gender roles.  The goal is to take the leaders of different social circles and create a safe and open forum where they can explore the ideas, attitudes and beliefs that cause bullying, dating and sexual violence in their lives.  Through this discussion we want to keep students from becoming victims or abusers but also teach them how to intervene in a safe and appropriate manner in bullying/violence situations.

If interested in scheduling a presentation or working with Wild Iris to develop a curriculum that fits your school or group’s need, please contact YVPP educators at 760-873-6601.