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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program
Wyoming Families First (WFF), in collaboration with the Wyoming Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science (WATFACS), the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (WCADVSA) and the United Nations Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), is excited to be implementing a dating violence prevention education program in junior high and high schools across Laramie, Park and Fremont counties. We strive to help teens recognize healthy relationship behaviors vs. unhealthy behaviors. We believe preventative education in these matters not only guides teens in identifying potentially violent and unhealthy relationships, it also provides them with the skills, opportunities and information needed to create and sustain lifelong healthy relationships.   This project, funded by the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, aims to enhance the lives of Wyoming teens by offering instruction in the areas of: the differences between attraction and infatuation, breaking up and dating abuse, principles of smart dating, foundations for good communication, communication challenges and conflict resolution, self esteem matters, and reporting incidents safely.
National Hotlines: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline www.loveisrespect.org 1-866-331-9474 1-866-331-8453 (TTY) National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.thehotline.org/ 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY       1−800−787−3224 National Sexual Assault Hotline http://www.rainn.org/get-help/ national-sexual-assault-hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Wyoming Hotlines Safe House Services’ confidential 24-hour crisis line: 307-637-7233 Toll Free Wyoming Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800.591-9159 Federal Resources Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/
Please email us at info@wyofams.org to request a resource packet on teen dating violence prevention and healthy relationship education.
About 1 in 11 teens have been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend.
96% of teens report mental/emotional abuse in their dating relationships.
About 1 in 5 teenagers say their friends are in unhealthy relationships.
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Related curricula: The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) This curriculum combines in-class lessons with school-wide projects to raise awareness about violence against women, and to promote ideals about gender equality and healthy relationships. Safe Dates The only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse, helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. The Teen Relationship Workbook  A great tool for helping young people to develop healthy intimate relationships and prevent relationship/dating abuse; it will be paired with the “Red Flags: Avoiding Abusive Relationships” award-winning DVD that uses dramatic vignettes and a “Love Referee” to help teens recognize sexual pressure, manipulative and obsessive behavior, physical abuse, lying, and problem lifestyles.
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program