Peace-It-Together’s Teen Dating Violence Prevention program is designed to empower teens ages 12-19 in making non-violent choices. The objective of the program is to educate youth about teen dating violence, domestic violence and general violence by respectfully challenging belief systems some youth hold that support and foster violence as a means to resolve conflict.
A belief system that supports violence often reinforces and promotes the notion that violence is necessary if one is to receive respect, acceptance and love. We believe we can provide the necessary tools, skills and understanding of how violence occurs to help teens in make non-violent choices.
Some of the topics covered in our presentations include:
- Empathy versus objectification
- Oppression versus Dominance
- Conflict resolution skills: Awareness Wheel, Time-Outs
- Identifying cues that lead to violence
- Socialization and gender roles
- Dynamics of power and control- Link
- Exploration of belief systems regarding violence
- Victims Perspective- Abusive Partner’s Perspective
- Where to go for help- Resources
- Duluth Model of Power and Control
Who might be interested in the program?
Youth: Ages 12-19
Adults: Those who work with teens in schools, non-profit agencies, community centers and government agencies.
Training available upon request