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Teen Dating Violence

The most important things adults can do about teen dating violence is: listen, talk, listen, talk, listen, listen, talk and listen more!

Youth need to know what to do, not just what not to do. Learn to talk to the youth in your life about how to create health relationships. Download some handy cards to start a conversation about healthy relationships and share how to Love Like This with the young people in your life. Learn more about preventing domestic violence here.

Model Respectful Behavior

Teens observe how adults communicate in different settings. Teens often mimic these forms of communication within their own peer group. School administrators, teachers, coaches, and school resource officers are often the only adults, outside of family members, that teens are interacting with on a daily basis.

Teen Dating Violence Interventions & Prevention Curriculum

Our workshops and the community symposium in 2010 and 2011 were a huge successes!

The workshops focused on understanding teen dating violence, as well as domestic violence in the home, appropriate interventions for teens and families, how schools can create policies to address teen dating violence on their campus, how to incorporate teen dating violence education into existing curriculum, and about the resources available to teens and education professions both locally and on-line.

All participants in the workshop received a binder and flash-drive with handouts, activities, videos and sample curriculum.

We still have sets of the materials available.  Invited DVS to do a presentation or in-service for your group or program that works with teens and we will provide you with a binder and flash-drive for free!

To schedule a presentation or for additional information, please contact Erinn Gailey at (509) 735-1295 or erinn.g@dvsbf.org.

This program was sponsored by the Three Rivers Community Foundation.

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