In addition to teaching relationship skills, prevention programs can focus on promoting protective factors—that is, characteristics of a teen’s environment that can support healthy development—and positive youth development.These can also be fostered by a teen’s home and community.
At the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, Texas superintendents received policy update materials from the Texas Association of School Boards, which included guidance on the new code.
Our education model focuses on youth leadership and skills development delivered in a culturally and socially relevant context.
Participants learn conflict resolution, effective communication, team building, bully prevention, values clarification, personal responsibility and leadership, risk-reduction, personal safety, diversity and the impacts and trauma of crime.
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The skills taught in our Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs empower youth to make better choices that reduce his or her risk of victimization and promote healthy, violence-free lifestyles.