Contact Us

Kendra Miller, Public Health Educator

(423) 209-8282

KendraM@HamiltonTN.gov

 

Personal Safety

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy (from CDC IPV Website).

The goal is to stop IPV before it begins. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV. We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence. These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs (from CDC IPV Website).

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department Personal Safety program provides education and awareness resources.  We do not provide crisis intervention services but many of the local and national links below do. We are available to come to your group, school, faith-based or other organization to provide education on intimate partner violence as well as these other topics:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Domestic/Dating Violence
  • Aspects of a Healthy Relationship
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Bullying and School Violence
  • Self-Esteem

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Rape Prevention Program



The Rape Prevention program is designed to educate students ages 13 and above about forced or coerced non-consensual sexual contact.
Our seminars, training programs, and workshops focus on the myths and realities of rape, date rape drugs, and reducing one’s risk of rape.
Programming can be altered to meet specific needs or age groups.

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Internet Safety & Bullying:

Protect Children from Online Threats


Resources for Parents:

NetSmartz
FBI Internet Safety
Stop Bullying
National Bullying Prevention Center
Stomp Out Bullying

Tips for Parents:

  • Take an interest in your child’s online activities and know with whom he or she is communicating.
  • Do not hesitate to ask questions, especially if your child is acting suspiciously.
  • Teach your child not to reveal personal information.
  • Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
  • Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
  • Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.