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Teen Dating Violence and Running Away Behaviors
November 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pmFree
Teen Dating Violence
- Learn relevant terms, definitions, prevalence, and statistics about teen dating violence.
- Learn vulnerabilities that place children and youth at risk for intimate partner violence.
- Learn strategies for victim identification and response.
- Develop understanding of trauma bonding why it can be challenging for youth to end unhealthy or abusive relationships.
- Develop strategies to identify and talk to youth about the difference between flirting and harassment.
- Develop strategies to talk to children and youth about the Relationship Spectrum.
Running Away Behaviors: Assessment, Safety Planning and Response
- Explore the significance and meaning of terms like “AWOL” and how they place blame and overlook environmental and social factors, such as abuse, neglect, and complex trauma. Identify more appropriate terms to use when discussing children who leave home or placement.
- Define Trauma Bonding and discuss in the context of complex trauma. Learn trauma-informed, harm reduction strategies to interact and engage with youth who are still emotionally connected to their abusers and have urges to return to them.
- Identify trauma-informed, harm reduction approaches and advocacy strategies to responding to periods of going missing and returning home.
- Learn and practice counseling techniques for working with victims and caregivers and discuss challenges inherent to providing services and programming.
- Learn to do a thorough risk assessment and safety plan for running away behaviors as well as how to respond once a youth leaves home or placement without permission.
- Learn specific strategies to support caregivers and reducing risk and maximizing safety.