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Local DELTA Projects

A core element of primary prevention of domestic and dating violence is helping people change.  We offer new information, shift ways of thinking and attitudes, and ask people to act differently. 

Four local Wisconsin domestic violence and community-based programs have been working through the CDC-funded DELTA primary prevention project to create programs to help people change.  Each program focuses on a specific group in their community:

Youth Action Committee
Family Support Center, Chippewa Falls
Focus: rural youth

M.E.N.S (Men Encouraging Non-Violent Strength) Club
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), Madison
Focus: adolescent boys

GMVP (Greek Men in Violence Prevention)
DAIS and University of Wisconsin – Madison UHS
Focus: fraternity members

Discovery Dating@
Wise Women Gathering Place, Green Bay Focus: Native American youth


Bringing Families Together to Build Healthy Relationships 
Hmong American Women's Association, Milwaukee Focus: Hmong men

WCADV would like to make materials available to anyone seeking to learn about working with these populations toward social change and prevention.

View all Local Delta project resources.

Selected Resources

Discovery Dating - Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Discovery Dating is a healthy relationship development tool created by Wise Women Gathering Place (WWGP) Director, Alice Skenandore. It provides a process for exploration of personal values, discernment of character traits of others, and practice of informed decision making.

Discovery Dating details steps which enable the student to predict repercussions of certain choices and the benefits of true partnership based upon discernment of facts and information.

Discovery Dating has been used with full or partial implementation in myriad settings, including elementary school classrooms, educational sessions for mothers receiving public benefits, youth clubs, high school enrichment offerings, and women’s support groups. Detailed instructions for implementing 14 weekly sessions in a classroom are available; however the lessons may be adjusted or combined to suit varying schedules. 

For more information contact Jen Schanen at Wise Women Gathering Place. 
Phone: (920)490-0627.

Preventing Teen Dating Violence with Rural Youth - Youth Action Committee

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a school-based, youth-driven, teen dating violence prevention project funded through DELTA. The project is located in the rural Wisconsin community of Chippewa Falls and offered through Chippewa County‘s alternative high school as a two-semester class that allows juniors and seniors to earn service learning credit. 

For more information about YAC, contact Denise Kervin at Family Support Center. 

Phone: (715) 723-1138