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Community Spotlight: Rally Behind Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and #DateSafe

During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, La Casa’s Teen Program ramps up its year-round efforts and implements special programming to educate Bay Area youth about dating violence and the services available to those affected by it.  Through various activities, La Casa is raising its voice to empower youth to recognize abuse, to demand healthy relationships for themselves…

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Service Spotlight: La Casa’s Teen Program

The most important aspect of working with teens is building trust and being accessible.  For fifteen years La Casa’s Teen Program has done just that.  We hold workshops, partner with community programs, high schools and universities across San Francisco, and attend health fairs and tabling events to make sure La Casa provides resources that are…

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Service Spotlight: Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Choosing to reach out for help can be difficult for a survivor of domestic violence, sometimes years in the making.  It is therefore imperative that the responding individuals are highly trained and skilled in the complexities of domestic violence, as well as in the mission, vision, and philosophies underpinning our work.  La Casa’s domestic violence…

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Stopping Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM).  Every February La Casa de las Madres’ Teen Program ramps up its year-round efforts and implements special programming to educate Bay Area youth about dating violence and the services available to those affected by it.  For the 1 in 10 San Francisco High School students who experience…

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Service Spotlight: Year-Round Intervention and Prevention with Teens

Though February marks an important time when we turn up the volume on conversations about teen dating violence, year-round La Casa’s Teen Program provides responsive and individualized support to help teens break the cycle of violence within the context of their lives and unique needs. The need is great: about one in three American youth between…

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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, when La Casa engages with our community to encourage greater awareness of dating violence, its impacts, and the supports available to local youth.  It’s a time when our Teen Program ramps up its year-round efforts and implements special programming to connect with Bay Area youth and community members…

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Service Spotlight: Teen Summer Scrapbook Project

La Casa’s Teen Program is once again gearing up for our annual Summer Scrapbook Project, kicking off next month and bringing teen girls together from across the city.  Meeting two afternoons a week through early August, the program gives teens a safe space within which to learn, express themselves and share their story, have fun,…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Activities Reach Youth City-Wide

February 1st kicks off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and La Casa de las Madres’ Teen Program is geared up to reach out to teens all month long across San Francisco and the wider Bay Area.  La Casa will work to raise awareness of dating violence through activities at high schools and various community-based locations…

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Service Spotlight: Support for Teens

For teens who witness violence in their homes or face dating violence in their early relationships, these experiences are often interconnected with other risks and realities – like homelessness, or running away from home to flee violence.  La Casa’s work with at-risk teens – sustained, in part, through the STREETSMART4kids Dine Out and Donate program…

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Service Spotlight:Teen Summer Scrapbook Project

On June 26th, La Casa’s Teen Program kicks off its annual Summer Scrapbook Project, bringing together girls between the ages of 13-18 from various Bay Area high schools.  At its core, the Scrapbook Project provides a safe place for teen girls to express themselves and tell their story.  The girls’ group—which will meet twice a…

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