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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program

 Promoting Healthy Relationships

Definition of Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating violence is a pattern of learned behaviors that one person uses to control another in an intimate relationship.

A victim/survivor will often experience multiple forms of violence. At the root of all abuse is one person’s need for power and control over the other.

1 in 3

One in three adolescents in the U.S. will experience teen dating violence before they graduate from high school.

1 in 5

One in five teens knows someone who has experienced teen dating violence.

Program Overview

Our Teen Dating Violence Prevention (TDVP) Program provides healthy relationship programming to both High School and Middle School students. our programming is facilitated primarily within schools Health Education classes. We facilitate 5-day sessions for High Schools and 4-Day sessions for Middle Schools.

To bring us into your school or for more information please contact Maddie at (616) 452-6664 or at mrhoades@shmgr.org.

High School Overview

Session 1

  • Baggage
  • Defining Teen Dating Violence
  • Types of Abuse

Each day has activities and videos for students to build a better understanding for the material.

Middle School Overview

Session 1

  • Self-Esteem
  • Boundaries
  • Think, Feel Act Method

Each day has activities and videos for students to build a better understanding for the material.

Myth or Fact: Teen Dating Violence

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What Students Are Saying

“This is something everybody should be educated on. It also made me realize I am not alone.”

“I feel I can help my friend through their relationship now”

“It was hard for me to see how many of my classmates blame victims of abuse.”

“I have learned more this week than I have all semester”