The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Project is a collaborative primary prevention program of Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Center for Women in Transition. DELTA offers community trainings, college campus events, classroom presentations, and consultation in an effort to promote healthy relationships, active bystander intervention, and teen dating violence and domestic violence prevention.
Our vision is to engage our community through education and collaboration to prevent domestic and sexual violence and promote healthy relationships.
- Together, we can prevent domestic and sexual violence by educating youth about healthy relationships, promoting respect, and stepping in as engaged bystanders when we witness harmful behavior.
- Adults can lead by example through promoting respectful communication and fair resolutions to conflict.
- We can collaborate with schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, and community groups to conduct trainings and educational events that promote prevention efforts throughout the community.
- In 2011 and 2012, over 3,100 middle and high school students participated in the DELTA Healthy Relationships curriculum, compared to over 2,600 students in 2010.
- As of May 2012, over 13,600 local teens in Allegan and Ottawa Counties have participated in the curriculum since the program began in 2006.
- DELTA partners with Hope College TRiO Upward Bound to engage high school students in educating peers, parents, and the community about dating violence through the Teens Preventing Dating Violence six-week summer class and a teen group.