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.
- Healthy Roots – Free and customizable educational series for young people
- Teen Council – Empower youth to become change leaders in their community
- 유아 교육 및 지원 프로그램(ECEAP) – Free early learning program for 3-4yrs olds and support for their families
- 변신 캠프 – A week-long summer empowerment camp centering the experiences of young women of color.
- Transformations Self-Care Celebration – A special annual event focused on self-care, mental health, healthy relationships, and belonging.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LoveIsRespect.org, 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
- Child & Youth Support Advocacy – Support with navigating family trauma from exposure to domestic violence.
- Child & Youth Mental Health Therapy – Evidence-based therapy to help a child and family move forward after abuse.
- Save Haven – Trauma informed on-site care for kiddos while their caregivers access services.
Our 블로그 features stories and stats about youth, relationships, and health. Check it out!
- Pathways Forward: Prevention Efforts & Working with Youth
- Teen Dating Violence Action Month – Feb 2023
- Mission Moment: YWCA Prevention Work
- Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap – Dec 2022
- Transformations Camp Recap – 2022
- 십대 데이트 폭력 행동의 달 – 2021년 2월
- 동의 및 예방
- 학대적인 관계에서 사랑하는 사람을 지원하는 방법