A few years ago, Advocates Against Family Violence decided that to fulfill our mission of truly ending domestic violence, efforts would have to be focused on prevention. AAFV developed the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) around educating the next generation about healthy relationships. The goal is to begin a revolution of healthy, happy individuals, living violence free.
Elimination Begins With Prevention, Prevention Begins With Education
The Teen Outreach Program is a course presented at local area schools and other community agencies serving teens. The curriculum involves real life stories, interactive simulations, and resource awareness. AAFV wants teens to understand what a validating, safe, and stable relationship looks like. We are creating a new kind of normal for so many teens who may not know they deserve better.
AAFV is currently partnered with over 25 different teen services agencies and local area schools. As the leader in prevention initiatives, AAFV is partnered with many agencies and state programs to provide prevention education.
If you would like more information or would like to find out how to bring the Teen Outreach Program to you, please call our Teen Outreach Program Coordinator, Kaitlin Vasil.
I am writing on behalf of my students and myself to thank you for bringing the Healthy Relationships curriculum into my classroom. I believe the topics you cover are especially vital for teens to insure they are involved in healthy relationships.
In addition to the information you provide students it is reassuring for them to realize for themselves, their families, and their friends that Advocates Against Family Violence is an organization that is readily available for them if they encounter any kind of abusive situation.
Linda Roberts Health Professions Teacher
When teaching and discussing relationships, it is evident that students do not even recognize they are in abusive relationships until we discuss what those look like. They also do not know what to do to seek help, or where to seek help.
I appreciate the honesty in the program and how it truly challenges thoughts on abuse, in all forms. Students are able to seek help through the program which truly enhances their lives in a positive way. I have shared this program with coworkers in other high schools in the area, who are excited to bring in an outside source to benefit their students in a positive way. I absolutely support this program and what it does for all students. We cannot turn our backs to how much abuse happens daily and expect students to recognize these unhealthy relationships or know what to do about them on their own.
Samantha Duke PE/Health Teacher
Our Teen Outreach Program Teaches Curriculum All Over Idaho
In 2013 our Teen Outreach Program taught curriculum to 1,571 students
Columbia High School
Canyon Springs High School
Southwest Juvenile Detention Center
Sage Valley Middle School
In 2014 our Teen Outreach Program taught curriculum to 4,220 students
Independent Living Group w/ Department of Health & Welfare
Lone Star Middle School
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
North Junior High School
In 2015 our Teen Outreach Program taught curriculum to 7,190 students
Idaho Prevention & Support Conference
Vallivue High School
Middleton Middle School
Boise High School
In 2016 our Teen Outreach Program taught curriculum to 10,445 students
Lewis & Clark Middle School
Our Anger Management Classes
Boise Summer School
TRIO Summer School
Elimination begins with prevention. Prevention starts with education.