Introduction to Violence Prevention Principles
January 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Violence is a significant problem that impacts all students and community members: 1 in 3 teens in relationships experience physical or sexual violence from a romantic partner, 1 in 4 Kent County teens is aware of at least one friend who is experiencing dating abuse, and 1 in 10 Michigan teens have skipped school because they feel unsafe. While the problem is significant, the good news is that there are steps we can take to prevent all forms of violence before they ever occur.
This session will provide school support staff, teachers, and administrators with foundational knowledge and skills related to preventing violence perpetration and victimization in K-12 schools. Participants will become familiar with the dynamics of teen dating abuse, increase their knowledge and skills to support students who experience dating violence, build an understanding of the public health approach to violence prevention, and apply prevention principles to their specific contexts.
This training will be held at Safe Haven Ministries (2627 Birchcrest Drive SE, Grand Rapids) in the Learning Center. Parking on site is limited; overflow parking is available across the street behind Pietro’s Italian Restaurant. Attendees must use the upper entrance and will be required to sign a confidentiality form to protect the privacy of the individuals seeking services at Safe Haven. The main doors are accessible via ramp and an elevator is available to access the lower level.