The Girls Coalition is reimagining our annual conference this year and is committed to sharing a number of mini-conferences that allow participants to take more in-depth look at one issue--to learn more, better apply information to their own work, and find ways to collaborate with local and regional partners. Please stay tuned for announcements about the remaining sessions for 2014.
PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION FOR TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and young women between 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence--nearly triple the national average. The Girls Coalition is honored to partner with Center for Victims to offer a half-day session on April 15, 2014 for professionals who work with young people.
April 15, 2014
8:30 to 11:30 AM
Center for Victims
5916 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$25 (includes breakfast)
This session will include successful programs around dating violence, including:
- Expect Respect
- Project Connect
- Coaching Boys Into Men
- Parent Engagement Groups
The event also will share the work of student leaders to prevent dating violence and become advocates for healthy relationships.
Presenters will include:
- Diane Dahm, Director of Prevention Education and Outreach
- David Wingerson, Community Educator
- Brittany Elms, Community Educator
The event will kick off with Akirah Robinson, healthy relationship advocate, social worker, and co-leader of the Pittsburgh chapter of Hollaback. She will share her pesonal experience in an abusive relationship, her road to healing, and she will reflect on what might have helped her.
We hope you'll join us for this important event for professionals who work with youth. You will have the opportunity to share information about your own programming, network with colleagues, and learn more about current activities in our region. This is a valuable opportunity for professionals to collaborate on these issues, and learn more about how to make a positive change in our communities.