Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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LoveSpeaksOut is a Teen Dating Violence prevention program that seeks a future without dating abuse and domestic violence. LoveSpeaksOut provides engaging, dynamic presentations that makes the information relatable and understandable for teens.
Teens deserve to know the difference between healthy and abusive relationships. Contact us to schedule a LoveSpeaksOut speaker to speak to teens using our special discussion and activity-based LoveSpeaksOut teen dating violence curriculum!
LoveSpeaksOut completed 196 presentations to 6,047 teens in our last fiscal year!
2. Virtual Presentations
Virtual presentations are now available through Zoom, Teams, and other platforms. The LoveSpeaksOut curriculum has been converted into a virtual format so teens will be able to enjoy the games, activities, and discussions online. Schedule a virtual presentation today at CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyCSS.gov
Health Class Curriculum
Did you know it is required for teens in 8th and 9th grade health class to learn about power and control and dating abuse resources?
If you want to help advocate for the LoveSpeaksOut curriculum to be taught in your school, contact Alex Pyun at Alex.Pyun@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
LoveSpeaksOut taught at 22 schools in Mecklenburg County in our last fiscal year!
4. LSO SQUAD
All teenagers are welcome to join the LSO SQUAD, a community of teens who actively promote healthy relationships and speak out against dating abuse in their school and community! Have fun completing volunteer hours, going on teen dating violence awareness missions, and earning swag!
To get started, contact the LSO SQUAD Coordinator, Jiya Williams at
LoveSpeaksOut seeks to TRANSFORM prevention programming and become a model for preventing violence in our community.
Thank You to the Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support.
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400