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24 Hour Hotline 1-800-863-9909
School should be a safe place.
But, if you’re a student who’s being abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend who also attends your school, safety is no longer a given. In fact, school has probably become a pretty scary place.
Dating abuse. It’s a wide-spread problem, and to help combat it and prevent it, Spruce Run’s School-Based Programs bring together parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Then we work to foster a coordinated response to abuse within the school community by…
We offer presentations in middle and high schools throughout Penobscot County. Our goal is to integrate information about domestic and dating abuse and healthy relationships into students’ educational experience. Our presentations can be customized for any school or situation, but usually the topics we cover include…
We know that many students have been or are affected by domestic and dating abuse. So we try to make a connection with students so they are comfortable enough to reach out to Spruce Run. Our school-based advocates can visit schools to meet with students and teachers at their request.
We encourage parents, teachers, and administrators who want help and support – or to learn more about how to help others – to contact us. If you’d like to schedule a program or speaker at your school contact us at 207.945.5102.
If someone is abusing you – or if you’re concerned about a son, daughter, friend or student – call our hotline at 1.800.863.9909.
Over the years, the impact of the presentation by Spruce Run in my classroom has always produced positive results. It leaves my students with a heightened awareness of a social problem that needs to be addressed again and again. -Andy Frace, Sociology Teacher, Hampden Academy
I recognized some areas of my relationship with my girlfriend that I could improve on to create a healthier relationship. -9th Grade Student, Lee Academy