By David Lee on February 4, 2013 · tagged as , , ,

12 Creative Actions to prevent dating violence

Creative Action for Equality: A Toolkit for Change coverIn time for Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month, the Texas Council on Family Violence has released Creative Action for Equality: A Toolkit for Change.  Written for youth, this toolkit describes twelve creative actions that youth can take to promote gender equality, healthy relationships, and nonviolence.

This toolkit is a useful tool for youth leadership program to take on teen dating violence prevention efforts. Here are some examples:

  • Creative Action Plan #3: Write Lyrics in a rap, song, or poem that expresses how what healthy relationships look like.
  • Creative Action Plan#6: Talk Back to Ads where youth use their voice to add a different message to ads that promote sexism or violence. This is down beautifully by Powered By Girl’s ad contact of the week that invites alterations to offensive ads. Check out the ad gallery.
  • Creative Action Plan #10: Vox Pop Your World with a conversation in your community about this subject.

Check out all twelve creative action plans by downloading the toolkit which are available along with a Facilitators’ Guide, and accompanying materials on the Create Action for Equality (CAFE Project) web site.

What creative action are you going to do?

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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Abriel February 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

Thank you for sharing our guide! We believe powerfully in the potential of youth to transform culture in positive directions through media and art. We hope people will use these lesson plans and hand the guide to youth.

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