SWCC Youth Program
Southwest Crisis Center Youth Programs are committed to providing youth and their families, schools, and communities the opportunity to participate in many different events and activities that promote healthy lives, lifestyles, and futures.
Our Services for Youth
Providing a safe, confidential place to talk and ask questions
24-hour text line for support & information
Personal Advocacy with:
Criminal Justice System
Medical and Legal Personnel
Other Individuals & Organizations
Evidence-based empowerment/prevention groups and curriculum
Activity and event opportunities
Connection with therapeutic services
Resources for additional learning materials related to health, wellness, and life choices
Join us in our Worthington office every first Thursday of the month at 3:00-4:30 for activities, community, and food.
Presentations for Youth
All of our presentations are offered free of charge and designed to be flexible on time depending on the length of your class or session. Our presentations are geared towards a classroom setting but can easily be adapted for civic organizations, clubs, and teams. Easily choose a topic from the slide below and contact us via the presentation request link.
Technology & Harassment presentation
This is a one-time presentation to teach the potential dangers of technology, specifically sexting, the legal and social ramifications, and alternate ways to respond to requests.
Training for Adults
All topics are geared towards those that work directly with youth especially in a classroom or group setting. There are varying lengths of time for each training and we will do our best to work with you. Trainings are provided free of charge at this time due to grant funding that allows us to offer them to those that work directly with youth.
Advocating for Your Students presentation
Our youth staff will help system professionals understand their role with disclosure, give examples of spotting red flags in their students, and provide information on how to respond with trauma-informed approaches. We will also provide information on the importance of connecting to community resources.
Parent Permission Forms are available upon request for all curriculum.
When you request a curriculum you will receive further information on how to prepare youth for the course.
Safe Dates Curricula
This four-session curriculum is designed to stop and prevent teen dating violence, victimization and perpetration through interactive class activities and evidence-based information. Will walk through various warning signs, how to help friends experiencing dating violence, how to overcome gender stereotypes, and how to empower through healthy communication.
"...is a growing national grassroots coalition of adults who want to learn about and prevent dating abuse."
"[Our] purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships."
"...inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse."
"...provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying."
"...enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential."
"...works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred... in schools, online and in communities across the country."
"...offer[s] a wide range of information and services for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them."
"We have a laser focus on strengthening the power, and amplifying the voices, of those who are most vulnerable and of those who have survived exploitation."
"...is a coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for freedom. Each of our amazing coalition partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring awareness, prevention, rescue, and restoration."
"...is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention."
"...is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change."