Domestic & Gun violence
The Give Confidence Program offers four courses;
1. Self Awareness
2. Learning to Love Yourself
3. Standing in your Truth
4. Survival Skills
Teen Dating Violence is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) between people who are dating between ages 13 - 19.
Unfortunately, teen relationship abuse is often the start of a cycle of abuse that can continue throughout a person’s life.
Before they’ve even reached adulthood, one third of dating teens will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship and/or will experience sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
Currently 25 percent of women in the United States will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime and at least 35 percent of female homicides are perpetrated by intimate partners.
Gun violence and Domestic Violence are often treated as distinct, although very much related.
Not only are some domestic violence incidents gun violence and vice versa, many communities and families are experiencing both.
Which is why the approach to reducing gun violence and domestic violence must be coordinated to maximize impact.
We believe that educating the community to uphold the dignity of every human being; to respect every person's right to be treated humanely, free from judgement and domestic violence abuse is the first step toward intervention and prevention measures.
In efforts toward sustainable violence reduction we focus on interventions that will ensure a basic level of safety by decreasing shootings, and building a basic violence reduction infrastructure.
We believe this infrastructure must be focused on individuals most impacted by violence, up close and personal with those affected to intervene and in our communities; educating adults and youth to prevent cycles of violence and empower and heal people.
As we work to achieve this basic level of safety, we will simultaneously work to scale our services to meet the true need and to ensure equitable access to opportunities.
To maximize impact, we need efforts by different stakeholders and providers willing to be brought under a unified strategy through intentional coordination of programs and resources. together as the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities.