By David Lee on October 2, 2009 · tagged as , , , , ,

Violence-Free Teens: Building Healthy Relationships Conference

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Yesterday I attended Peace Over Violence‘s second annual Violence-Free Teens Conference. This exciting event highlighted many violence against women prevention efforts.  This event brought together over 100 people including youth, teachers, rape crisis centers, domestic violence agencies and other youth-serving organizations.

With a focus on how to support youth to take action “over violence” and youth sharing why they do this work, this conference inspired me to have hope for the future.

Workshops focussed on many different programs such as  Be Strong: From the Inside Out, Peace Over Violence’s new asset-based health promotion and violence prevention curriculum to empower young women. Young people from Youth Radio‘s Boss of Me program spoke about their creative use of media for preventing teen dating violence, including a video soap opera.  The Family Violence Prevention Fund highlighted the That’s Not Cool campaign about drawing digital line to prevent abuse.

For more information about the conference, click here.

David Lee

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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