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Domestic Violence 101

Do you know the warning signs of intimate partner violence and what causes battering? Would you like to know how to help someone who is in an abusive relationship? If your company, civic group, school or church would like to schedule a presentation to learn the answers to these questions contact us below.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Since statistics reveal that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime and, as of 2014, women have been estimated to make up 46.8% of the U.S. workforce, there is a likelihood that every business will have to address this issue among their employees at some point.  PADV's Domestic Violence in the Workplace presentation will provide a general overview of domestic violence, the different types of abuse, the barriers that prevent victims from leaving abusive relationships and how intimate partner violence can affect a place of business.  

Teen Dating Violence

One of the most promising ways to reduce the future rate of abuse is to educate youths on healthy and respectful relationships as they begin dating.  PADV's Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program has been developed to inform pre-teens, teens and adults on this issue so that they can identify the warning signs of abuse and understand the importance of nonviolent conflict resolution.  

  • TEEN WORKSHOP:  A one-time presentation that addresses what teen dating violence is, how it looks, its warning signs, common barriers to leaving and safe bystander intervention.
  • ADULT WORKSHOP:  A one-time presentation intended for parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, advocates and youth service providers which discusses the warning signs of teen dating violence.  This workshop will also explore safety planning and equip adults with resources that will enable them to be an ally to youth in an abusive relationship.
  • TEEN WORKSHOP SERIES:  Six sessions from PADV's curriculum on healthy relationships which includes topics such as gender roles, power and control, red flags, bystander intervention and safety planning.
  • TEEN SUMMIT:  A free annual event that has two tracks: one for teens and the other for adults.  Each track offers a full day of workshops on various issues related to teen dating violence.  Past topics have included bystander intervention, technology safety, bullying, exploitation and the role that the media plays in influencing teen relationships.  Click here for more information on PADV's Teen Summit.