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healthy emotions & attitudes in relationships today

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Great information! It was eye-opening and gave good examples of very common signs of abuse - even in high school. - Justine 16
It was very good because she gave us a lot of examples to help us understand the material in more depth.
I thought the presentation was deep but very educational and great. - Corbin 15
Great information! It was eye-opening and gave good examples of very common signs of abuse - even in high school. - Justine 16
Excellent presentation, students were completely engaged in listening to speaker. Stories made the topic real and impactful. - Ms. Smithson, Orange County High School Teacher
I think all of the students in this school should hear about this. - Rachele 13
It was very good because she gave us a lot of examples to help us understand the material in more depth. - Nataly 15
Really helped me think about my actions against women. - Eduardo 14
I found the presentation amazing. It was presented well and it got me thinking. - Thomas 17
I thought the presentation was deep but very educational and great. - Corbin 15
Marissa was informative with her presentation to our members. The teens were very engaged with her because they were able to relate with her. After the presentation, the teens have become inspired to become more open to talking openly about dating abuse and addressing issues with their friends. - Laurie, Teen Director After school club

What is H.E.A.R.T.

H.E.A.R.T. - Healthy Emotions & Attitudes in Relationships Today is an interactive workshop to prevent adolescent dating abuse. Adolescent dating abuse is disturbingly common in Orange County.

  • 57% of adolescents report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by their partner.
  • Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser.

Laura's House is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of dating abuse and offers a free educational program for students (youth) to address this wide spread issue. Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today, H.E.A.R.T. is a free, fun and interactive one hour workshop that covers the following issues:

  • Healthy relationships and healthy boundaries
  • Self-esteem
  • Red Flags
  • How to help a friend
  • Resources
  • Safety planning

Laura's House staff has presented this workshop to public, private schools, congregations, civic organizations and clubs throughout Orange County. We would like to extend the opportunity for your teens and pre-teens to participate in this valuable program.

If you are a teacher, a parent or work with adolescents, please contact our Prevention & Education Specialist Team for further information on the HEART program or to schedule a presentation today. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATIVE BROCHURE

Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

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