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Teen Dating Violence Public Service Message
Local Teens Give Voice to the Realities of TDV

Teen Dating Violence Public Service Message

The realities and awareness of teen dating violence are voiced in this video short created and produced by youth members of Students Reaching Out – an afterschool program operated by People Reaching Out at Valley High School, Sacramento, CA.

Students provide a cross gender dialogue between victims and perpetrators highlighting how violence can affect the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical capacities of young people. Students chose “dating violence” because of the undiscussed problems seen and experienced with peers and close friends on campus.


MyStrength Clubs Use “Joke” About Domestic Violence As Teachable Moment

WEAVE recognizes that reducing domestic violence and sexual assault depends as much on education as providing crisis intervention services. This commitment is shown in history of school and community based prevention education programs. In 2009, WEAVE was chosen to implement the Coaching Boys Into Men program as a part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded evaluation effort. To learn more about Coaching Boys into Men and the results, click here. The agency also launched MyStrength Clubs.


Back to School

School is back in session! Students are back to hitting the books, playing sports, joining recreation groups and making new friends. As the year goes on, many students find themselves with a new boyfriend or girlfriend – there is a little drama, a little gossip and young love.


Teen Dating Violence

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What is teen dating violence?

It is violence or the threat of violence in a dating relationship. This violence can be sexual, physical, verbal or emotional, or a combination of these.

What does teen dating violence look like?


Teen Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is not only rape; it is ANY type of unwanted sexual contact. Everyone has the right to decide what they do or don’t want to do sexually. Not all sexual assaults are violent “attacks”. Forcing or pressuring someone to do something they don’t want to do or don’t consent to is sexual assault.


Additional Resources for Teens

There are many resources for teens seeking help with a domestic violence or sexual assault / harassment situation. The following list will help you find the right resource for the issues you are facing, whatever they may be.