Put yourself in control.

Child Being a teenager means getting to explore an exciting new world — of school, activities, and relationships. But with that world can come dangers: perils that are brought about, unfortunately, by people you’re romantically or intimately involved with.

Child Did you know that young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of dating violence in the U.S.? Dating violence includes stalking, assault, battery, cyber-bullying, excessive texting, verbal abuse, and rape.

Did you know that 70% young people say they have seen bullying in their schools? Bullying describes unwanted aggressive behavior with the intention to cause harm. It happens repeatedly and there is often a power imbalance between the bully and the vicitm.

At the Haven, we offer classes that are designed especially to help you see the warning signs of dating violence, take a stand against bullying and protect yourself from physical and mental abuse. Specifically, we offer classes in:

  • Self defense
  • Dating violence prevention
  • Bullying prevention
  • Date rape drug awareness

After all, the best way to be in control is to be confident in who you are — by recognizing danger signs, and knowing what to do about them.

If you think your school, club, place of worship, or community group could benefit from hosting one of our classes, get in touch with us at (925) 449-5845 x2727.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse from an intimate partner? Tri-Valley Haven offers counseling and support services to teens who have been in an abusive relationship, as well as educational programs on healthy relationships and anti-dating violence. There is help available.

As part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Tri-Valley Haven and our Be Strong Girls Group will be encouraging students to pledge to have healthy relationships and take a stand against dating violence on February 3 at Dublin High School.

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