Creating a safer community by providing tools and education to adolescents about healthy relationships.

One in three high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, that is perpetrated by someone they are dating or going out with.


Purpose

  • YWCA Spokane Prevention Team was created with the goal of promoting a culture of respect and nonviolence with adolescent youth.
  • Through 1-on-1 and group interactions we are able to cultivate opportunities to develop healthy relationships while preventing possible violent behaviors.
  • We engage, educate, and empower youth to build up lives and communities free from domestic dating violence by offering safety tools and resources.

Anyone Can Be A Victim

  • Approximately 12% of heterosexual high school boys and girls in the US report having been physically victimized by a partner in the previous year.
  • Approximately 13% of LGBTQ adolescent girls and 9% of adolescent boys report experiencing physical violence by a dating partner.
  • Psychological abuse occurs at even higher rates in adolescents, with approximately 20% of heterosexual students, and 29% of LGBTQ students reporting having been psychologically abused by a partner.

 


We Are Here for You

YWCA Spokane provides free and confidential services to people who experience various forms of power and control in their intimate relationships, not just physical abuse.

Who is the Program For?

Free education, training, and workshops are available to youth as well to staff members, teachers, counselors, and other professionals who work with youth.

  • Adolescent Youth
  • School counselors, teachers, and administrators
  • Youth-services programs
  • Youth engagement organizations and community resource providers

 

Evidence-Based Curriculum 

YWCA’s Spokane Prevention Team utilizes evidence-supported curriculum to facilitate workshops, groups, and activities such as:

  • Safe Dates Programs
  • In Their Shoes Stimulation
  • Break the Cycle Curriculum

Additional YWCA Spokane Youth Services

  • Child & Youth Advocacy
    • Navigating family trauma from exposure to domestic violence.
    • Support with healthy relationships.
    • Referral to local youth-related services.
  • Child & Young Therapy
    • Evidence-Based Therapy
    • Support with healthy relationships.
    • Referral to local youth-related services.
  • Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP)
    • Free pre-school education for qualified families with 3-4-year-old children.
    • Includes family support, and health and nutrition services.
  • Transformations Camp
    • Annual summer camp for young women focused on building confidence, identifying strengths and building healthy lasting relationships.

Other Youth Resources


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Prevention Team Contact Information

YWCA Spokane-Prevention Team
930 N Monroe, Spokane WA 99201

Kaylee, YWCA Spokane Lead Prevention Specialist
Emily, YWCA Prevention Specialist