Expect Respect


Expect Respect® works at the forefront of prevention and intervention to break the cycle of abuse in young people’s lives and prevent violence from happening in the first place.

The program supports 5th graders* who have been exposed to violence and engages them as leaders in creating safer schools and communities. *Individuals who have been socialized and/or identify as female, including cisgender girls, cisgender women, transgender persons, and non-binary individuals.

Youth participate in 16-week curriculum-based sessions where they practice self-regulation and healthy coping skills, learn to identify violence and abuse, develop healthy friendship skills, and experience a sense of belonging and connection. All services are free, confidential, and provided during or after the school day.

Interested and/or ready to register? Contact us via email  or by phone at 515.244.4901.

Downloadable Expect Respect® Flier

Expect Respect® with the YWRC is a program developed by SAFE, and the Expect Respect® mark and logo are owned by SAFE in Austin, TX, and used under license.

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