"Action to Impact"
March 2, 2018 | 10am-3pm
Decatur High School | Directions
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Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is proud to announce our 10th Teen Summit! As youth begin dating, it’s important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy interaction. Teen Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence.
The theme “Action to Impact”, will explore what it means to positively impact our communities in supporting teens to engage in and maintain healthy relationships. Our Teens Against Dating Violence Advisory Board will be highlighting the topic of bystander intervention through interactive role-playing and activities to educate teens and adults on effective bystander strategies and provide them with the skills necessary for safely responding to teen dating violence in their schools and communities.
Attendees will leave the event being able to answer the questions, “How do we measure the impact we have in our communities?” and “How can we create a ripple effect as a result of our collective efforts to take a stand against dating violence in our communities?”
DID YOU KNOW?
- 1 in 3 teens experiences dating violence.
- Adolescent girls in abusive relationships are approximately 5 times more likely to become pregnant than girls in non-abusive relationships.
- Most victims murdered by their significant other over the last ten years in Georgia began their relationship with their abuser while between the ages of 13 and 24.
If you're a teen...
It can be challenging to find your voice when you’re in a relationship with someone who hurts you or makes you feel bad. It can also be difficult to know if a relationship is good for you or if there have been warning signs. PADV’s Teen Summit is a fun and interactive day full of workshops, giveaways and sensational performances that help youths navigate the mixed signals of dating, establish personal boundaries and understand what’s okay and what’s not in a relationship.
If you're a parent...
It can be challenging to educate your adolescent on what a healthy, respectful and mutually empowering relationship looks like amidst a culture of contrary depictions. Education and early intervention are two of the primary ways to prevent intimate partner violence, both of which are provided with PADV’s Teen Summit. In addition to teaching adults the warning signs of unhealthy teen dating, it also equipped them with tools to effectively address the issue.
FUND THE MISSION DONATIONS
Though there is no cost to attend PADV's Teen Summit, there is a cost to produce it. Your 100% tax-deductible donation will help us reach as many youth as possible to prevent dating violence. Donate today!
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