Teen Dating Violence
What we do
Women Helping Women’s education department provides Teen Dating Violence Prevention education on healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, and bystander intervention to empower youth to engage in safe and healthy relationships.
Why we do it
Teenagers are among the most at-risk age group to experience violence in their dating relationships, and one of the most poorly represented and protected by our government and society. We are changing that. Everyone deserves to live a violence-free life. We want to empower youth with education and choices as they begin dating, and influence our leaders to make legislative changes that reflect the alarming statistics. We want our youth to know that they have a right to a violence-free relationship, as do those around them.
What we offer
Women Helping Women’s education programs are evidence-based, interactive and current to ensure a productive, engaging experience.
Our most popular 5-Day Teen Dating Violence Prevention program explores signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault and sexual harassment (including use of social media and technology), consent, bystander intervention, resources to help a friend or loved one and communication skills geared to promote a healthy relationship.
We tailor all of our programs to reflect the needs and time frame of the group and/or educator, and can accommodate various models, mainly small groups and classes.
What the community is saying
“The presentation is very appropriate for this age group. The information presented is excellent and very valuable as they are the age many of the laws pertain to. (The presenter)does a wonderful job of getting participation out of the students. Students who rarely participate in class were getting involved.”
“We have our students fill out daily evaluations/reflections of the presentation and we always get excellent responses. They really enjoy the program. They learn a lot and become much more aware of the situation, and are much better prepared to head into the “dating world.” They always enjoy the amount of interactive activities that (the presenter) has them involved in.”
“All the information was very appropriate for the target audience. Continue serving the youth needs. It’s so important that this information is there so that they can have a better understanding of relationships.”
“Because of this program I set boundaries with my boyfriend and he respects my sexual and dating boundaries. Now we’re going out more on dates and trying to hang out with a group of friends so we won’t be tempted to do something we don’t want to do like going too far without consent from each other.”
“I really liked you being here, I was molested in my house by a friend a few years back, and I recently just told my mom. Having you here made me feel much better about myself.”
“I think this program is good because some of the things that I know aren’t okay in relationship but I think you can ignore I now know that it isn’t normal and you should get out. “
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