Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program at Family Abuse Center
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Too many teens think that controlling, disrespectful, or even abusive behavior is a “normal” part of a relationship. The reality is that one out of every three U.S. teens will experience some form of dating violence. Often, they are unaware of what healthy relationships look like, or how to help themselves and others trapped in harmful relationships.
The Teen DV prevention program at FAC educates and empowers Waco-area youth to reduce dating violence in their community. We provide specialized dating violence prevention trainings for schools, churches, and organizations free of charge.
We also provide teens with essential knowledge of healthy relationships, conflict management, advocacy and leadership skills. Our Teen Dating Violence Program Manager and Assistant will come to your organization to educate your youth on how to become active leaders against domestic violence.
To request a presentation or for more information please contact Program Manager, Berkeley Anderson via email at Berkeley.Anderson@familyabusecenter.org or by phone at 254-772-8999. For details about future events and more information on teen dating and healthy relationships, be sure to follow BOOST on Facebook and Twitter.
If you are currently experiencing dating violence, you can reach out for help by calling the national hotline at 1-866-331-9474, texting “loveis” to 22522, or speaking with a peer advocate online at www.loveisrespect.org.
Interested in learning more? Check out these resources online.
What Is Dating Violence?
What Does Dating Violence Look Like?
Statistics on Dating Violence
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