Available to educators, community-based organizations and healthcare professionals working with adolescents ages , the H. T workshop has helped educate teens across Orange County about dating violence, and we feel privileged to be able to extend this successful program nationwide — and even globally — so new partners and professionals can advance teen dating violence prevention efforts. The online program features multi-day instruction, allows participants to complete the training at their own pace and is divided into four key areas: discussion, demonstration, practical exercise, and evaluation. Participants also will learn effective safety planning methods, how to provide crisis intervention and become familiar with local resources and how to deliver this workshop to others.
Dating Matters - Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention
Teen Dating Violence — Breaking Free
Dating violence can happen to teens in a romantic or sexual relationship anytime, anywhere. A healthy relationship is built on respect and is free of violence. Teen dating violence is the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence in a dating relationship, including stalking. It happens in person and electronically with current or former partners. This problem is widespread with serious effects. Dating Matters supports prevention strategies in schools and neighborhoods and with families, using comprehensive, evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to reduce the burden of teen dating violence.
Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in a dating relationship abuse — emotional, sexual or physical. By joining together every February, we can empower young people with knowledge and skills to increase awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!
It occurs between two people in a close relationship and includes:. TDV can happen in person or electronically including repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without their permission. Unhealthy or violent relationships can have severe short and long-term effects on a developing teen. For example, youth who are victims of TDV are more likely to:.