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Coalition For Family Harmony | Teen Dating Violence
We provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to educate the community regarding violence against women, children, and men; to prevent the cycle of violence.
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TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
Prevention • Intervention • Support • Education

Love is Respect

Teen dating violence is a major public health issue that occurs across diverse groups and cultures. It is a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse among adolescent partners. It includes verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and digital (internet) abuse and may have both immediate and long term effects.

 

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Bystander Intervention groups foster an environment that empowers youth to change the way they see themselves, how they interact with others and make positive changes in their community. These groups have an educational component built into them to challenge the ideals that support physical, sexual and emotional violence in relationships. This group encourages youth to look at not only the social norms of their friends, but in their schools, community and global environments.

 

The Coalition offers the Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Bystander Intervention groups to all schools in Ventura County. If you are interested in starting a group at your school please call Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Executive Director at 805.983.6014 ext. 117 or c.prijatel@thecoalition.org.

THE HARSH REALITY

72%

Sexual Assault

College students that say they have been sexually coerced in a dating relationship

81%

Teen Dating Violence

Parents that believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don't know if it's an issue

43%

Violence Reported

Nearly half of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors

33%

Violent Relationships

Of teens who were in violent relationships ever told anyone about the abuse

WAYS TO GIVE
Our efforts are possible because of caring, compassionate individuals and organizations who believe victims deserve better and brighter futures, without violence and abuse. Thank you for choosing to support The Coalition and the families and communities we serve.
CASH

CHECK

CREDIT CARD

PAYPAL

When a person exits a life of abuse, they have few, if any, possessions. Even with the promise of freedom, it is a frightening and confusing time. We seek to help ease the process of restoration as much as we can by providing counseling, comfort, and skills that can assist with the transition to a new life.

Our supporters stand at the center of every level of our intervention work. We would not be able to continue in this crucial work if it were not for your support. Thank you.

 

$100 supports one teen dating violence and bystander intervention program to a high school.

$500 supports one semester of the college mentoring program.

$1,000 supports 8 weeks of one teen dating violence curriculum at a high school.

WHAT IS ABUSE?
Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
SAFETY PLAN
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave.
TYPES OF ABUSE
Domestic violence takes on many forms including: physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, economic abuse, and/or sexual abuse.