Respect. Teen Violence Prevention Program

Teen Violence Prevention

Akron Children's Respect program is a free, teen violence prevention program for Northeast Ohio high schools. The program's goal is to interrupt patterns of violence by educating teens on healthy behaviors and choices for their dating relationships and friendships.

Respect hosts a biannual training to empower student leaders to raise awareness in their school and community about the impact of teen-dating violence, sexual assault and bullying. These student leaders create and implement ongoing activities at their schools and teach their peers about healthy and unhealthy dating relationships and bullying. They also provide tools to cultivate healthy relationships and become a resource for teens who may need help.

Our program also offers classroom and parent education, educator training and school policy assistance, as well as programs for professionals who work with youth in the community.

Educator Training

Akron Children's Respect program facilitates the implementation of Ohio's Tina Croucher Act, which requires school employees to receive education on preventing dating violence.

Our educator training program includes:

Schools may request a supply of teen-dating violence assessment flow charts, sample policy amendments and staff attendance certificates.

For more information, contact:

Melissa McClain

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