KCWS staff will continue to facilitate Safe Dates, a Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Program, in both Boerne ISD public schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Hill Country.
Safe Dates is a research-based, dating abuse prevention program with strong, long-term outcomes. It has been identified as a model program in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices as well as other federal and foundation-funded publications.
Safe Dates teaches students about what makes up a safe and healthy relationship and what behaviors signal an unhealthy relationship. Some of the topics our facilitator reviews with the students are:
Through the use of interactive games, activities, and role playing students are able to apply these concepts in real life situations. This method gives students a chance to put themselves in the shoes of the abused. Safe Dates helps students develop empathy and understanding for the abused and abuser. Students are encouraged to discuss and challenge myths and misunderstandings about abusive relationships.
Contact Sonja Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-331-8950 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an informational meeting to discuss the implementation of Safe Dates in your program.
Join us as we continue to host FREE Self-Defense Workshops!
Kendall County Women's Shelter (KCWS) will continue to host self-defense workshops for young women as an awareness event in support of our teen dating violence prevention program. We will host one workshop each month, alternating between level 1 and level 2 course outlines.