Violence Prevention

Empowering youth to build futures free from relationship abuse.


Our team is passionate about promoting a culture of respect and nonviolence with youth. Through facilitated group interactions we are able to cultivate opportunities to develop healthy relationships while preventing possible violent behaviors in the future. We engage, educate, and empower youth to foster relationships free from abuse, whether it is while dating, with a partner, or with family members and friends.

Programs & Activities

At YWCA Spokane we work to build healthy relationships, prevent relationship abuse, and break cycles of violence through the following programs and services.

In addition, we offer an online educational series called Wege nach vorn where we meet with local experts to hold progress-minded discussions about topics like prevention and dating abuse and identify ways to move forward. We also share content relevant for youth through our agency’s Instagram account. Check us out at @ywcaspokane and share with friends!

Kontaktiere uns

If you would like to learn more about our efforts to promote healthy relationships and preventing future violence with Spokane area youth, please contact Lizbeth Reyes, Prevention Coordinator, by emailing or calling 509-370-9024.

Our Prevention work is supported by our Prevention Team, a trained group of passionate Domestic Violence Advocates. Learn more about our Prevention Team. 

Why This Work Is So Important

According to, 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

  • Ungefähr 121 TP1T heterosexueller High-School-Jungen und -Mädchen in den USA geben an, im vergangenen Jahr von einem Partner körperlich schikaniert worden zu sein.
  • Ungefähr 13% der jugendlichen LGBTQ-Mädchen und 9% der heranwachsenden Jungen berichten von körperlicher Gewalt durch einen Dating-Partner.
  • Psychologischer Missbrauch tritt bei Jugendlichen noch häufiger auf, wobei etwa 20% heterosexuelle Schüler und 29% der LGBTQ-Studenten angeben, von einem Partner psychisch missbraucht worden zu sein.

Additional Youth Services

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Additional Youth Resources