Teen Dating Violence / Healthy Relationships
Prevail officers supportive services that help teens who have been in an unhealthy dating relationships. The goal is to provide a space for teens to learn about and ask questions about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Prevail offers services FREE OF CHARGE to victims and their families. Contact us today for more information.
During a crisis, a number of different challenges can arise for youth and their families. When youth come to Prevail, they each get a chance to create goals for what they want to change in their life. Sometimes goals are physical needs - including needing housing or employment. Other goals are emotional, learning how to manage feelings about the abuse or improving communication between family members. Prevail’s Youth Advocates seek to support each child and teen in achieving their goals.
One goal of Prevail is to increase safety for each child and teen in services. This includes physical, emotional, and sexual safety. Creating a specific safety plan with each youth, looking at all the options available, is a priority at Prevail. After creating a safety plan, advocates will continue to converse with youth and their families to try to continue to increase safety. Safety plans can include identification of support people, how to call law enforcement, individual rights, protective order information, coping mechanisms to use to calm down in a stressful environment, and more.