The purpose of ACT’s Community Education and Relations Department is to increase community awareness on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and the effects on children through various forms of education. The goal is to reach more victims, increase community support for the victims and ACT, and to reduce the multi-generational effects of domestic violence. This is accomplished through the use of the media both broadcast and print, a wide variety of public speaking engagements, inservice trainings, professional seminars, classroom teaching and community health fairs.
The Communtiy Education department also organizes, coordinates, and implements the educational curricula that are provided to the community. Training and education is provided to health care providers, schools, colleges and universities, service providers, law enforcement, justice system, school system, churches, mental health centers, clubs, organizations and news media and is currently able to provide comprehensive traing on the subjects of teen dating violence, date rape drugs, date rape, family violence and bullying for middle and high school students and for school counselors, teachers and administrators, as well as educational assemblies for students.