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 앞으로의 길 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.

  • 약 12%의 미국 이성애 고등학생 남학생과 여학생이 전년도에 파트너에게 신체적 피해를 입었다고 보고합니다.
  • 약 13%의 LGBTQ 청소년 소녀와 9%의 청소년 소년이 데이트 파트너로부터 신체적 폭력을 경험했다고 보고합니다.
  • 심리적 학대는 청소년에서 훨씬 더 높은 비율로 발생하며, 약 20%의 이성애 학생과 29%의 LGBTQ 학생이 파트너에게 심리적 학대를 받았다고 보고했습니다.

Additional Youth Services

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