Предотвращение насилия

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 Пути вперед 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!

Связаться с нами

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 lizbethr@ywcaspokane.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.

  • Приблизительно 12% гетеросексуальных мальчиков и девочек средней школы в США сообщают, что в прошлом году они подверглись физическим преследованиям со стороны партнера.
  • Примерно 13% девочек-подростков из ЛГБТК и 9% мальчиков-подростков сообщают о том, что они подвергались физическому насилию со стороны партнера по свиданию.
  • Психологическое насилие встречается еще чаще среди подростков: примерно 20% среди студентов-гетеросексуалов и 29% среди студентов-ЛГБТК, сообщающих о том, что они подвергались психологическому насилию со стороны партнера.

Additional Youth Services

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