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FEBRUARY IS TEEN DATING
VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH!

Today, one in three U.S. adolescents is a victim of physical, emotional, verbal, or digital abuse from a dating partner. This figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth.

Dating violence often involves the use of inappropriate actions to control a partner or resolve conflicts. These behaviors can be physical, emotional, or sexual. They can take place in person or with the use of technology and social media.

Dating violence can be prevented. Teens must be empowered to recognize the warning signs of an abusive relationship, and how to intervene if a friend needs help.

By providing young people with education about healthy relationships, we are creating an environment that does not condone relationship violence. By training adults who work with youth, we are ensuring they recognize when teens are exhibiting signs of dating violence.

As part of our leadership on the San Leandro and Alameda Domestic Violence Task Force, we are working closely with the Barbara Lee Health Center’s HEAT group and Alameda Family Services’ YEAH leadership group to equip teens at San Leandro High School, Alameda High School, and Encinal High School to educate their peers and share resources. 

All teens have the right to a safe and healthy relationship, built on respect, trust and equality, where consent is respected and is free from physical and emotional abuse!

Resources on Teen Dating Violence:

loveisresect.org
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments: SAVE-DV.org
Family Violence Law Center: fvlc.org



 


 




SAVE THE DATE!

Metropolitan Links Golf Course
Oakland, CA 
For info, call Lorie Curtis
at 510-924-3092




The San Leandro Warming Shelter is a warm, safe, and respectful place for homeless persons to get out of the cold and rainy weather. It is funded by the City of San Leandro and operated by Building Futures and Interfaith Homeless Network/April Showers, with the support of San Leandro’s faith communities, individuals and businesses.

Click here for the San Leandro Times’
1-5-17 article on our 2016 Winter
Warming Shelter.

How to access the Warming Shelter:
Building Futures must do a complete intake before clients access the Warming Shelter.
(It is not a drop-in center.) Warming Shelter announcements, such as open nights, can be reached by calling the Warming Shelter information line at 510-924-3787.

Building Futures’ Staff at the
January 21 Women’s March!





 


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