Youth-serving organizations and communities can work to prevent violence before it starts. Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Health Teen Relationships is a comprehensive and evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model developed by CDC. This model includes multiple prevention strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, youth programs, and communities. These prevention strategies were designed to work together to reinforce healthy relationship messages and skills, and prevent negative relationship behaviors early in life.
This interactive training will discuss the latest research on healthy teen relationships, existing resources, case studies, and the components of the Dating Matters model. Speakers will share practical approaches to promote healthy relationships among youth in local communities.