The webinars referenced below – taking place throughout the month of February – are designed to promote the importance of healthy relationships, highlight teen dating violence prevention and research in a variety of communities, and explore ways all of us can help make a difference in the lives of teens.
February 11 @ 3:00 PM ET
Native Love Launch Sponsored by Verizon, this project enhances youth voices on what Native Love means to them. The Native Love campaign hopes to engage and galvanize Native youth voices in recognizing sacred and healthy relationships.
Hosted by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, this webinar will:
- Describe the project
- Provide a toolkit for educators, including an outline on healthy relationships for native youth
- Highlight promotional materials
- Offer important tools and resources for Native youth within tribal nations, communities, and villages
February 20 @ 11:00 AM ET
Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice Hosted by Casa de Esperanza, this webinar presentation will bring together the voices of practitioners and researchers sharing their experiences from working or studying teen dating violence among Latin@ youth, including:
- Lessons learned from years of work with Latin@ youth in the Twin Cities
- Study findings and implications for research from the authors of “Dating Violence and Interpersonal Victimization Among a National Sample of Latino Youth”
February 23 @ 2:00 ET
Implementation Findings from Two Intervention Evaluations Hosted by the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence, speakers include include:
- Elizabeth Miller, who will discuss findings from an experimental evaluation of a school health center-based intervention to address and prevent adolescent relationship abuse.
- Lama Hassoun Ayoub, who will present highlights from an evaluation of the 4thR, a classroom-based intervention to prevent teen dating violence with middle school youth.
February 25 @ 1:00 PM ET
Teen Dating Violence in the African Immigrant and Refugee Community Hosted by theInstitute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC), this session will provide an overview of the culturally specific issues faced by African immigrant and refugee victims of teen dating violence.
The presenter, Grace Aron, MA, will discuss signs of teen dating violence, cultural dynamics, risk factors, and how to respond when faced with a victim who discloses abuse.
The Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau has a list of additional events taking place during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and links to a number of resources.
To learn more about work being done to support healthy relationships for youth and prevent teen dating violence, visit the Division of Violence Prevention website.