The P3 Program

What is the P3 Program?

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WCM’s P3 Program is an acronym for “The Power to Prevent Pain”

Peer Abuse/Teen Dating Violence Program that will be deployed into the local Dallas Independent School District’s elementary, middle, and high schools.

The cycle of abuse from home is oftentimes replicated and continued in the schools in the form of peer-to-peer violence. We are concentrating on deploying this program in schools with students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds who are generally more exposed to domestic violence in the home.

Peer abuse in the form of bullying has become an endemic feature of school life and in terms of impact, outcomes, and intervention requirements can be equated with other forms of child abuse. In this program we will not only address the
students, but also train teachers in recognizing and identifying the signs of peer abuse as well as reporting their observations. 

There has also been a sharp increase of suicide amongst 12–18-year-olds due to peer abuse, therefore we will also train schools in Suicide Intervention Strategies and identify the swift response and course of action that needs to be taken by the school administration once peer abuse has been identified amongst students.

We will identify and discuss 9 bullying/peer abuse behaviors for Students:

 1. Being teased and called names.
2. Receiving negative comments about their family, country of birth or religion.
3. Being left out or excluded on purpose.
4. Being verbally threatened.
5. Being physically hit, punched or kicked.
6. Being forced to give money or belongings.
7. Receiving negative comments on their personal appearance.
8. Being touched in ways they do not want to be touched.
9. Deliberate damage to their personal property.

Training for School Administration/Staff

  • Component 1: Determining the nature and parameters of violence or bullying in the school.
  • Component 2: Suicide intervention strategies/Recognizing signs of student victimized by bullying.
  • Component 3: Education, response strategies, and training of school personnel, parents and community regarding violence or bullying.
  • Component 4: Policy development related to violence or bullying in the school.
  • Component 5: Organizational restructuring to facilitate management of violence or bullying in the school.
  • Component 6: Curriculum for all students regarding violence and bullying.
  • Component 7: Individual interventions for students involved in violence or bullying in the school
Also through the P3 Program, we cover in-depth information about teen dating relationships. Our school training helps individuals explore and identify 5 types of abuse they may be witnessing or experiencing in their relationships.   Participants learn more about themselves as well as the impact of dating relationships and violence in their lives. Participants will develop an awareness of the violence that they are exposed to daily. They will complete assessments and activities to help them explore the violence in their lives and develop strategies for coping with violence.


1. Identify types of teen violence types include sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal/emotional abuse and financial abuse.

2. Self-Empowerment – Helps individuals explore whether they are empowered to avoid or reject violent acts.

3. Dating Violence – Helps individuals identify if they or their relationship partners possess harmful beliefs about dating relationships.

4. Personal Safety – Helps individuals examine how cautious they are being to remain safe in a violent society.

5. Symptoms of Dating Violence – Helps individuals explore the signs related to violence, and determine if they are experiencing violence in their life.