Registration open for Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop
13 Apr 2021 By Chuck Green, CYFS
In 2017, 7.4% of Nebraska high school students were physically hurt by someone they were dating during the past year, and 8.4% of Nebraska students reported being forced to have sex during their lifetime.
Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens will be the focus of the Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, April 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom videoconference. The workshop is hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.
The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.
The interactive workshop will focus on practical, cost-effective, evidence-based strategies to prevent interpersonal relationship violence among teens. Katie Edwards, associate professor, CYFS and educational psychology, and Emily Waterman, IVRL faculty affiliate, will outline definitions, statistics, causes and consequences of teen dating violence and sexual violence.
Discussion topics will include strategies for reducing sexual and dating violence among youth and how to promote victim recovery. The event will provide networking and collaboration opportunities for attendees, which will include educators, practitioners, advocates and others who work with Nebraska middle school- and high school-age youth.
For more information on preventing interpersonal violence and supporting survivors, visit the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.
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