In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence with Chrysalis
February 18th @ 6:00pm
In Their Shoes was designed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence specifically for use in classrooms and with young people. It is an interactive, engaging activity that helps participants explore dating violence and healthy relationships. The activity encourages frank, open discussions about the realities and choices facing youth in today’s often complicated world.
Program will cover:
– What is teen dating violence?
– Who is at risk for teen dating violence?
– Why is dating violence a public health problem?
– How does dating violence affect health?
– How can we prevent teen dating violence?
Did you know:
“Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. We need your help to spread awareness about dating abuse and let everyone know they deserve a safe and healthy relationship.”
- 1 in 10 high school students have been purposely hit by a boyfriend/girlfriend.
- 1 in 4 high school girls have been the victim of physical or sexual abuse.
- 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- Violent behavior typically begins between 12-18 years of age.
- Only 33% of teens actually report abuse.
- 81% of parents don’t believe that teen dating violence is an issue.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thunderbirds Branch – 20199 N. 78th Pl., Scottsdale, AZ 85255