About the aca course
The ACA (Awareness, Courage, Action) Course is a free facilitation based program where participants examine the dynamics of their interpersonal relationships, the components of domestic and sexual violence, and overall wellness. The program combines real world experiences and input, current data and scientific research, and focuses on strengthening participants overall through presentations, activities, and individual work. The ACA Course has eight total lessons.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who is this course for?
While ideal for those have or are experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence, the ACA Course can also be for anyone interested in learning more about healthy and unhealthy relationships, boundaries, communication, and overall individual behavior. Participants can take this course as part of DFPS/CPS safety plan.
Is this a survivor support group?
No. This course is designed to provide general education and information to a group of participants. While, one of the Group Agreements is respecting and maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of group participants, at no time will participants be required to share why they are attending the course.
Do I have to go to all of the sessions?
In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course, participants need to commit to attend all sessions. During the summer session, when the course is offered in its entirely in a single week, participants MUST attend all sessions. If the course is offered over the span of eight weeks (fall and spring offerings), the ACA Course Facilitator may excuse one absence for an emergency as long as it is not the first or the last class.
What type of credit will I receive for attending this course?
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 10 hours of education on the dynamics of family violence/sexual assault, components of a healthy relationship, and available resources to victims of family violence/sexual assault.
Can I bring my children/guests?
Unfortunately, the ECCC does not provide childcare. Due to the sensitive nature of the topics and out of respect for participants' confidentiality, only registered adults will be able to be present during the sessions.
What do I need to bring?
The ECCC will provide the course curriculum as well as standard office supplies- pens, pencils, notepads. Participants may bring drinks and/or snacks as long as they are not a disturbance to the class.
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sUMMER cOURSE tIMES:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Doors open at 5:15 pm. Class begins PROMPTLY at 5:30 pm.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE- JUNE 12, 2023
COURSE: JUNE 19TH- 23RD
REGISTRATION DEADLINE- JULY 10, 2023
COURSE: JULY 17TH- 21ST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE- AUGUST 11, 2023
COURSE: AUGUST 14TH-18TH
LOCATION: Eastland County Crisis Center, Inc Office (Eastland, TX) (Directions will be provided with Registration Packet)
BEGINNING IN THE FALL OF 2023, the ACA Course will only be offered on Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm and on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. and will run over the course of eight weeks.
Please have all Registration Packet materials (Registration Form & Course Agreements) returned by the Registration Deadline to:
E-Mail: Subject Line: "ACA Registration" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Attn: ACA Course Facilitator, PO BOX 1010, Eastland, TX 76448