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Act 48 / Professional Development Courses

Teen Dating Violence: Breaking the Silence

This 3-hour training curriculum has been developed to assist the trusted adults in teens’ lives in enhancing both their understanding of teen dating violence and their skills for working with youth to promote healthy relationships and respond to disclosures of abusive dating relationships. Act 48 credit available for educators.

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of healthy relationships
  • Define the various forms of dating abuse (verbal, emotional, sexual, physical)
  • Recognize early warning signs of potentially abusive relationships in their own and in others’ relationships
  • Understand the cycle of abuse
  • Understand the difficulties and dangers of leaving an abusive partner, especially the unique barriers facing teens
  • Understand various ways to support themselves and others through an abusive relationship
  • The basics of safety planning, especially as it relates to teens
  • Community resources and services

Upcoming course dates and details coming soon.

Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Full-Day Session

This 7.5-hour training curriculum has been developed to assist health care providers and/or educators in enhancing their skills working with youth to promote healthy relationships assess for and respond to adolescent relationship abuse. Act 48 credit available for educators.

  • Promote healthy relationships through universal education in their settings 
  • Provide targeted assessment for reproductive coercion with sexually active young women 
  • Connect adolescents experiencing violence to community resources 
  • Balance adolescent safety and confidentiality with mandated reporting requirements, and 
  • Identify three strategies to reduce secondary traumatic stress

Upcoming course dates and details coming soon.

Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Three-Day Symposium

This 12-hour training curriculum has been developed to assist health care providers and/or educators in enhancing their skills working with youth to promote healthy relationships assess for and respond to adolescent relationship abuse. Act 48 credit available for educators.

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to: 

  • Promote healthy relationships through universal education in their settings 
  • Provide targeted assessment for reproductive coercion with sexually active young women 
  • Connect adolescents experiencing violence to community resources 
  • Balance adolescent safety and confidentiality with mandated reporting requirements, and
  • Identify three strategies to reduce secondary traumatic stress

Upcoming course dates and details coming soon.

Director of The Prevention Project​, Danielle Ferri at 215.343.9241 x108 or dferri@awomansplace.org​ for more information.