Here is information on primary prevention and strategies for implementing it.Our mission is to provide support for the domestic violence victims and work toward the reduction and elimination of family violence.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Center (DVPC), a United Way Partner Agency, helps women recover from abuse, resolve personal conflicts, improve self-esteem and begin new lives.
The primary feature of this program is the VSDVAA certified shelter, located in a private, secure and confidential place.
Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences.
Instead, 20% of teen girls will remember the abuse inflicted by someone they were dating.
Over time, the violence usually becomes more dangerous, and the attacks more frequent.
The Power and Control Wheel below shows the many of the different tactics abusers use to exert their power.DVCAC provides prevention programming and education to teens and young adults to talk about healthy relationships, boundaries and more.If you would like to request a speaker for your school or group, please contact us using the form below.The special collection concludes with examples of national programs that address TDV and a list of national and statewide organizations and programs.While most materials in this collection focus on TDV prevention and response to young people in high schools, we acknowledge that TDV prevention also includes outreach to younger teens in middle schools and older college students, as well as youth who are not represented in our system of education (runaways, homeless youth, etc.).However, there are interventions that are helping to prevent dating violence, increase safety and improve health.