Teen dating violence workshop
The month of February was recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month.
This was a busy month for Human Options’ community educators as they traveled throughout Orange County to different schools, businesses and groups providing compelling teen dating violence presentations and workshops.
The Working Group hopes the concept maps will help to determine differences or similarities in how adolescents and adults view relationship abuse, as well as the value that adolescents place on relationship characteristics.
The results of the project will help to ensure that prevention and intervention efforts can incorporate language and conceptualizations of relationships that youth can relate.
Community Efforts There are many ways to help prevent dating violence among teens in the community, including: For more information on youth engagement, please visit: If you know a teen who is in an abusive relationship and needs immediate help or information about local resources, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY 1-800-787-3224 for the hearing impaired.
When you start to talk to other people and plan to break-up, things can get more dangerous during that time.
They provided over 20 presentations, reaching approximately 674 students, faculty, and community members.
The community educators focused on teaching middle and high school students, educators, and parents how to be social leaders through what is called the “Bystander Approach.” They sought to empower the most influential and involved students through their LAB workshop (Leaders as Active Bystanders).
The group of men is comprised of many local business and community leaders who choose to stand up to domestic violence and lend their unique voice on the issue.Teen dating violence is an often-unrecognized subcategory of domestic violence.Adult intimate-partner violence and marital abuse have gained more recognition, as seen, especially in the past three decades, in policy, program, and legal responses, and in an extensive research literature base devoted to the problem.Further, the findings will educate youth about dangerous behaviors that they may not have previously considered negative or abusive.
Finally, they will include recommendations for how to incorporate the findings into planning of programmatic activities and research agendas in the area of teen dating violence that will help to encourage future programs and efforts in the prevention of teen dating violence.
This one-of-a-kind workshop empowered over 100 Irvine High School football players, cheerleaders, and student body leaders on how to confront abusive peers and set good examples for fellow students and younger generations.