Our teen advocate offers a teen dating violence presentation and a healthy relationships curriculum to teens and young adults in our community.
Tranquility House Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program works with schools, youth-serving organizations and churches in Bartow county to reduce abuse among adolescents and to promote healthy relationships. Teen Dating Violence (TDV) is a growing epidemic within the teen community; one in five teens report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their dating relationships. Our approach to ending teen dating violence is through outreach and prevention education. Tranquility House provides FREE prevention education programming to middle school, high school and college-age students.
Our prevention program includes:
Teen presentations to address the definition of TDV, the forms it can take, warning signs, barriers to leaving, and safe bystander intervention.
Program Series from our Healthy Relationships- Safe Dates curriculum – Program topics includes tools to a healthy relationship, gender roles, power and control, red flags, bystander intervention and safety planning. Tranquility House believes it’s critical to reach preteens and teens while they are still forming their attitudes about dating and relationships. With preventive education, patterns of abuse can be avoided before they become learned and ingrained. Teenagers can engage in healthier relationships when they learn to identify the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, understand that they have choices, and believe they are valuable people who deserve to be treated with respect.
Teen Support Group Meetings- Teen support groups offers interactive activities that focus on healthy/unhealthy relationships, boundaries/respect, red flags, peer pressure and expressing feelings.
Adult Educational Workshops – Educating parents and caregivers on information on warning signs also referred to as red flags and safety planning.
Safety Planning – Helping teens to develop a plan that is a practical personalized plan that can help avoid dangerous situations and prepare the best way to react when in danger.
Crisis Teen Text Line – A safe and confidential text line available 24-hour for teens to talk with a trained advocate
ABOUT 1 in 5 HIGH-SCHOOL GIRLS HAS BEEN PHYSICALLY OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A DATING PARTNER.
1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.
8 out of 10 girls who have been physically abused in their dating relationships continue to date their abusers.
Georgia has the third-highest percentage in the nation of high school students who have experienced 24-hour