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In Their Shoes Workshop in Riverhead February 2019

February 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Riverhead Library
330 Court St
Helen Atkinson-Barnes

The Retreat presents this workshop as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month programming.
Students who attend the workshop will receive community service hours.

“Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. We need your help to spread awareness about dating abuse and let everyone know they deserve a safe and healthy relationship.” – LoveIsRespect.org

The Retreat Teen Leadership Project presents: In Their Shoes

High school and college students will receive community service hours. 

Pizza will be served.

Everyone knows someone who is an unhealthy relationship. Ever wonder how they got there? Why they make the decisions they do? Ever think it could never happen to you? Join The Retreat for an interactive snapshot into the lives of teenagers in toxic relationships and learn how you can better support your friends who may be experiencing them.

The Retreat’s prevention education team presents “In Their Shoes” at the Riverhead Free Library on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

“In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence” is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationship and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.

This program aims to reduce that risk by

  • explaining what teen dating violence is,
  • talking about who is at risk,
  • discussing why dating violence is a public health problem and how dating violence affects health,
  • giving strategies to prevent teen dating violence.

RSVP by phone or email. It is not required but is requested. For more information on our Teen Leadership Project program, visit us here.