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This online toolkit on preventing teen dating violence shares tips and resources from Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships—the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national program working to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships among middle-school-aged youth.
Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in collaboration with Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence
This webinar addresses the dynamics of teen dating violence, including tactics, warning signs, and statistics; facilitates planning collaborative efforts with your faith community regarding this topic; and offers educational resources for your family, your teen, or your congregation.
This webinar reviews core components of intimate partner violence and safety planning; provides information on transgender-specific abuse tactics and planning strategies; offers many transgender-specific examples and potential solutions; and provides a tool for working with clients who seek to reduce harm or leave an abusive relationship.
All relationships live on a range, somewhere between healthy, unhealthy and abusive. This interactive Relationship Spectrum helps teens and young adults determine how parts of their relationship rank on the scale.
This PPT presentation offers a simple way to introduce the implications of sexting for teens in dating relationships to a general audience. While it describes legal provisions in Vermont, the content can be adapted for use elsewhere.
Authors: Circle: Creating Safer Communities Ending Violence Against Women Together
Beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women are ingrained in our culture. With Impunity engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending gender-based violence.
On this podcast, Jennifer Witt of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse interviews Katreena Scott, author on the VAWnet Applied Research papers: Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter and Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter.
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