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School-Based Services

Cornerstone's school-based staff provide classroom violence prevention education, as well as on-site individual support and advocacy in select local schools.

School-Based Services

Cornerstone’s School-Based Services offer education and violence prevention programming at local elementary, middle and high schools to increase students’ awareness of violence, strengthen their ability to resolve challenging situations and be proactive about participating in leadership opportunities to prevent violence.

Individual Support and Advocacy:
School-based staff are regularly on-site in select schools to work with referred students who have experienced abuse, bullying, harassment, cyber-bullying and/or have perpetrated abuse. By working with Cornerstone staff, students learn techniques to cope with challenging life circumstances, develop skills to advocate for themselves and are supported as they access necessary resources.

Classroom Education:
Cornerstone’s classroom educational curriculum, KNOW Abuse, is a best practice model designed to help students learn about how violence may be impacting their lives and their relationships with others. It is also focused on violence prevention and education, with classroom topics that include the following:

  • Anger and Healthy Communication
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Sexting
  • Teen Dating Abuse
  • Sexual Violence

Students who attend middle schools, high schools and select elementary schools in Cornerstone’s target cities.

How to Access:
Students can be referred by school staff, community providers or parents. School-based staff are available to meet with students during school hours. In schools where there is a school-based staff on-site, individual referrals could be made directly to the staff.

Call 952-884-0376 and ask to speak with a School-based staff.