Everyone should feel safe and comfortable in a dating relationship.

Child Being a teenager means getting to explore an exciting new world — of school, activities, and relationships. But with that world can come dangers: perils that are brought about, unfortunately, by people you’re romantically or intimately involved with.

Child Did you know that young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of dating violence in the U.S.? Dating violence includes stalking, assault, battery, cyber-bullying, excessive texting, verbal abuse, and rape.

Did you know that 70% young people say they have seen bullying in their schools? Bullying describes unwanted aggressive behavior with the intention to cause harm. It happens repeatedly and there is often a power imbalance between the bully and the vicitm.
Prevention Education Programs
At the Haven, we offer classes that are designed especially to help you see the warning signs of dating violence, take a stand against bullying and protect yourself from physical and emotional abuse. Specifically, we offer classes in:

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
  • Dating Violence Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Self Defense

After all, the best way to be in control is to be confident in who you are — by recognizing danger signs, and knowing what to do about them.

If you think your school, club, place of worship, or community group could benefit from hosting one of our classes, get in touch with our Prevention Education Team at (925) 449-5845 x2727.

Be Strong Empowerment Club for Teens
Be Strong is an empowerment club based at Dublin High School dedicated to empowering youth to be fearless leaders in their lives, schools, and communities. It provides a safe and supportive space for high school students to develop key skills needed for success, and discuss essential issues like teen dating violence, gender norms, and body image issues. Students work together to organize schoolwide contests and events to promote awareness and prevention on central issues, such as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.

Be Strong meets every other Friday during lunch in Ms. Slavecís Room H7.

Tri-Valley Haven Club Facilitator: Catherine
Phone: (925) 449-5845 x2797 Email:

Faculty Advisor: Nichole Slavec

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