Prepare for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with That’s Not Cool
November 16, 2010
This web conference gave an overview of different tactics communities can use to create awareness about teen dating abuse and how best to connect their teens with That’s Not Cool. That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse. Developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool focuses on preventing controlling or abusive behavior occurring within the digital universe – online, via cell phone, etc. – and encourages teens to draw their own lines about what is, or is not, acceptable relationship behavior.
This web conference featured guest speakers from the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative who have localized That’s Not Cool in Idaho, Los Angeles, and Austin. Guest speakers highlighted That’s Not Cool activities and tactics that they have used successfully in their communities to engage teens in teen dating abuse prevention.
- Annie Pelletier, Start Strong Idaho, Project Manager, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Trina Greene, Start Strong Los Angeles, Program Manager, Peace Over Violence
- Barbara Ball, Start Strong Austin, Project Director, Safe Place