The Safe Dates Program is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse and helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. The training targets middle and high school youth 12-19 years of age and respond collaboratively to the funding priorities violence prevention/mitigation and health, improve the social climate throughout school or organization’s environment by lessening acceptance of dating violence, building stronger communication and anger management skills, lessening gender stereotyping, and creating a greater awareness of community services for dating abuse.
The goals of this program are to:
• raise students’ awareness of what constitutes
healthy and abusive dating relationships
• raise students’ awareness of dating abuse, its
causes, and its consequences
• equip students with the skills and resources to
help themselves or friends if they are in an
abusive dating relationship
• equip students with the skills to develop healthy
dating relationships, including positive
communication, anger management, and conflict
BWHA "Train The Trainer" Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence August 2014
Safe Dates Teen
The Black Women's Health Alliance, Community Empowerment Group and The Peace & Love Foundation hosted a Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month event on February 22nd, 2017,“The Unheard Voices of Our Youth”. The event was open to Teens, Parents, Partners, Affiliated High Schools and approximately 40 people attended. During the event, attendees shared comments, thoughts, and reactions.
The purpose of the event was to highlight the prevalence of Teen Dating Violence: Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experienced physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. It is also known that only 33% of teens that were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the issue.