ACTION ALLIANCE PROJECTS
THE VIRGINIA SEXUAL & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION ALLIANCE HAS DEVELOPED SEVERAL ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH TEENS.
DO YOU: BUILDING YOUTH RESILIENCE THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION
DO YOU addresses youth violence, dating and sexual violence, sexual harassment, and bullying by confronting its root causes and enhancing protective factors (also referred to as building resilience) to promote positive development and healthy relationships for age 13-16 years old.
The prevention strategy takes place in 2 phases...
1: DO YOU
Teens create a ‘zine about their own cultural backgrounds, values, experiences and goals over the course of 10 sessions. Sessions relate to the goals above and open with interactive activities and end in creative expression.
2: DO SOMETHING
After completing 10 sessions, teens devise and implement a community-based project that helps their community and enhances their sense of value and belonging in the community
The UnCurriculum (the facilitator’s guide for DO YOU) uses primary prevention principles and creative expression in a strategy intended to prevent violence before it starts.
MORE RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH TEENS
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE RESOURCE:
A great way to let teens know about trusted online resources for youth.
The outside and inside panels illustrate teen online resources regarding healthy relationships, dating and sexual violence, and where to get help.
The left inside panel is die-cut to allow community advocates to insert their hotline or business card.
TEEN HEALTHY SEXUALITY BOOKMARKS
A one-sided bookmark providing two online sexual health resources specifically created for teens.
The online resources featured are:
- Sex.etc.org: Published by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives. A project of Rutgers University.
- MariaTalks.com: A sexual health information campaign launched in 2008, which provides relevant, medically accurate sexual health information and resources to teens and providers who work with youth. Produced by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
Companion to to the Homework folder. May be distributed in conjunction with Homework Folder or separately.
BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS VIRGINIA: A FACILITATOR'S GUIDES FOR TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION
A resource for anyone doing dating violence prevention work with teens. All of the activities have been scrutinized and approved by both teen dating violence prevention educators and teens themselves.
50 activities divided into the following units:
Unit 1: Positive Personal Development
Unit 2: Addressing Teen Dating Violence
Unit 3: Addressing Sexual Harassment with Teens
Unit 4: Addressing Sexual Violence with Teens
Unit 5: Exploring Gender, Sexuality, and Power
Unit 6: Promoting Healthy Relationships
Step-by-step instructions and reproducible handouts provided in PDF format on a CD.