Education and prevention are essential tools in the effort to end violence in our communities. Womenspace aims to educate the community and future generations on the dangers of unhealthy behaviors and/or violence in intimate partner relationships and the benefits of healthy relationships in their lives and community.
Middle & High School Youth: Healthy Relationships Presentations
In 2016 we found that 40% of the youth we presented to knew someone who had experienced some form of Dating Violence.
This presentation is designed to reduce the percentage of youth who experience Teen Dating Violence by teaching them:
- To recognize healthy and unhealthy relationship qualities
- Effective communication skills
- Verbal consent
- What rights they have in a relationship
- How gender stereotypes contribute to dating violence
- How to recognize early warning signs of abusive behavior
- How to get help
- And how to help a friend in need
All of these topics are approached through activities, small group scenarios, and discussion prompts to help your students engage in these challenging topics. We work with teachers and staff to alter the presentation depending on time/days available and concerns students are dealing with directly.
We offer presentations in a variety of settings including:
- youth groups
- church events
- youth support groups
- youth/teen clubs and organizations
- neighborhood clubs, or housing communities
Womenspace provides these presentations FREE OF CHARGE. They not only provide essential information for youth, but help meet schools’ health education requirements and the new Oregon mandates for youth education, OR HB4077. This Bill states that all school districts in Oregon must provide teen dating violence and healthy teen relationship education to students in the 7th through 12th grades. Click here for more information about HB 4077.
Our goal is to stop teen dating violence in Lane County before it starts. Help us accomplish this goal by scheduling a presentation with your youth (scheduling info below).
Teen Dating Violence Resources:
To download our Healthy Relationships packet click here.
For more information and articles on Teen Dating Violence, visit: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
Our mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power. To do this, we need the help of our whole community, from family members, to service providers, to friends, to doctors.
Womenspace offers presentations to adults on the topics of Intimate Partner Violence 101, Healthy Relationships, and how to recognize and provide support to people experiencing IPV. Presentations to adult groups may be given to school staff and faculty, parents, church leaders, community organization staff, city/county officials, civic and social associations and more.
Schedule a Presentation:
Please contact Evelin Ramirez, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-485-8232 to schedule a Healthy Relationships presentation to youth in Lane County, or a community presentation to adults.
Two weeks advance notice is needed to plan for an schedule presentations.