The purpose of this event is to encourage people to learn more about dating abuse, especially in teens, to help prevent abuse before it starts or to help it stop. Join us in learning more about how teens experience dating abuse and how to be prepared if your friend or child is experiencing abuse.
We encourage teens, parents, and all those who support our prevention efforts and want to learn more to attend this free, virtual event.
This event is for teens who may want to learn more about dating abuse, red flags, warning signs, and power and control tactics or who may want to learn how to help their friend going through it. It’s also for parents who may suspect their teen is experiencing an unhealthy relationship and aren’t sure how to help them, as well as, parents with young children who want to prevent their child from becoming another statistic.
This event will cover topics such as:
- What Teen Dating Abuse Is
- How it Differs from Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
- Power and Control in Teen Relationships
- Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviors
- How to Support a Loved One
- Identifying the Abuser and Survivor
- Debunking the “Mutual Abuse” Myth
The Teen Dating Info Session will start with a presentation on teen dating violence before our advocates answer any questions you may have about teen dating and parenting.
Questions could include:
- How can I help?
- How do I bring up the conversation?
- What makes teens susceptible to dating abuse?
- What boundaries can we teach our children?
- How do I set boundaries in my relationship?
To learn more about Teen Dating Violence Action Month (TDVAM) 2021, check out our blog post: ywcaspokane.org/tdvam-2021/
Jose Alvarez, Youth Advocate at YWCA Spokane
Jose runs our Child and Youth Advocacy Program, which helps provide youth and families with support pertaining to intimate partner domestic violence. He assists in safety planning, emotional literacy, and validation and normalization of trauma responses. He also provides resources for individual parenting coaching and education resources for parents.
Lizbeth Reyes, CSO Advocate and Lead Prevention Specialist at YWCA Spokane
Lizbeth helps survivors of intimate partner domestic violence by connecting them to our different services and other community resources. As the Lead Prevention Specialist, she engages teens in important conversations about violence prevention, healthy relationships, leadership skills, and empowerment.
The registration has now closed.