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
- Red flags
- How to help a friend
- 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 a person who works 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 OUR INFORMATIVE BROCHURE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH