Teen Dating Violence Workshop

24 Apr

Our group was so fortunate to be given the opportunity to have a workshop for teens at a Long Beach Boys & Girls Club to teach them about teen dating violence!

Day One consisted of a discussion on the cycle of violence, types of violence, and warning signs, along with videos to provide them examples. We also introduced to them the Dating Bill of Rights and did an activity in which they created anger diagrams focusing on where anger stems from, what it can induce, and how to prevent it from leading into violence.

Day Two was a fun day for the teens as we gave them scenarios about teen dating violence and using the tools and the information provided to them on the previous day, they were to create a skit to present how to best handle violent situations. The teens were very creative and mindful of teen dating violence and we were all so proud that they gained knowledge from what we have shared with them!

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2 Responses to “Teen Dating Violence Workshop”

  1. Kelly Kamalasanit April 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Wow this is an amazing workshop! It is very educational because teens are not usually informed about dating violence and how to deal with it. I think you guys should try to implement this workshop idea to other educational programs such as Girls/Boys Scouts.

    • Jessica W. - SN April 26, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks for your comment Kelly! It was a great workshop. You are correct in saying that teen dating violence is an issue that is not often addressed. We would love for prevention programs/workshops to be available to the community. Since statistics show that teens are at high risk for dating violence, something definitely has to be done to address this issue.

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