Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Raising awareness about teen dating violence while promoting healthy relationships

TDVAM

Every February, YWCA Spokane joins organizations across the nation in a month-long initiative, TDVAM (Teen Domestic Violence Action Month) to raise awareness about teen dating violence. During this campaign, we work to normalize conversations about health and unhealth relationships and provide clear ways our community can take action.

Teen Dating Violence

Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a normal part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence. Many teens do not report unhealthy behaviors because they are afraid to tell family and friends.

As stated by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

Beyond February

Our prevention efforts work to engage and empower youth to create futures free from violence all year round by providing education, resources, and opportunities for youth to foster healthier relationships. 

Contact

If you are interested in engaging with or learning more about our prevention efforts, please contact our Prevention Coordinator

Call/Text: 509-370-9024

Email: prevention@ywcaspokane.org

Blog

Feb 23, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:16 am

Recap | Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

A conversation about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth. View Recording On February 21, 2024, Caroline Mark (YWCA Spokane) moderated a powerful Pathways Forward conversation, between Rumyana Kudeva (SRHD) and Jaime Stacy (SWAG), about self-regulation and social emotional…

Feb 2, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:16 am

Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

The Role of Parents in ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. We know that supporting parents, caregivers, and the entire…

Jan 22, 2024 Jun 22 @ 3:16 am

2024 Self-Care Summit for Youth

This January we held our second annual self-care summit for youth in Spokane.  The Self-Care Summit (previously called Transformations Self-Care Celebrations) is a special one day conference for youth that is provided through a partnership between YWCA Spokane and SWAG…

Events

May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…