Prevención de la violencia

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 Caminos hacia adelante 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!


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.

  • Aproximadamente 12% de niños y niñas heterosexuales de secundaria en los EE. UU. Informan haber sido victimizados físicamente por una pareja en el año anterior.
  • Aproximadamente el 13% de las adolescentes LGBTQ y el 9% de los varones adolescentes informan haber experimentado violencia física por parte de su pareja.
  • El abuso psicológico ocurre en tasas aún más altas en adolescentes, con aproximadamente 20% de estudiantes heterosexuales y 29% de estudiantes LGBTQ que informan haber sido abusados psicológicamente por su pareja.

Additional Youth Services

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Additional Youth Resources