Take Charge Program
-Nearly 1.5 million high school students across the country experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year.
-1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
- 1 in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
The goal of Take Charge is to reduce the number of new instances of intimate partner violence or sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Simply put, we want to stop the violence before it happens. This program uses a primary prevention approach which focuses on understanding and addressing the factors that lead to violence.
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The program structure is flexible and is based on the schedule of participating schools and organizations. Would you like a one time presentation? A 6 week program? The YWCA wants to best meet the needs of your students. If you would like to schedule a visit from our Dating Violence Prevention Specialist call 574-233-9491.