Teen Dating Violence and Youth Violence prevention is key in turning the tide of violence in the future. The following areas focus on various aspects of prevention to help youth gain an understanding of how important their voice is in helping to diminish violence in their communities.
Do the Write Thing
The Do the Write Thing Essay Challenge is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, a non-profit organization made up of businesses, and community and government leaders. The Do the Write Thing Essay Program gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence in the community.
One of the program's primary objectives is to motivate students to make a personal commitment, in writing, to help prevent and reduce youth violence in their home, school, and communities.
For more information please contact CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.govor call 980-314-8948.
Thank You to the Family Violence Prevention
Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support:
LoveSpeaksOut is a youth-adult speaker's bureau that engages, educates, and empowers youth to speak out against teen dating violence to create a world where all teens experience healthy relationships.
Our trained speakers give interactive, dynamic, educational trainings to teen groups and classes. Participants learn what teen dating violence is, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, warning signs of abuse, and local and national resources for those who need help.
For more information contact Alex Pyun at Alex.Pyun@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
For more information on Youth Violence Prevention call 704-336-3210.
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