Project Connect 2.0 will prepare both schools for dealing with adolescent relationship abuse by establishing policies and protocols that will guide faculty and staff. The project will also help put in place the tools that schools will need to respond to adolescent relationship abuse and help refer students out, and will also provide educational programs designed to prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships. Project Connect 2.0 is now under way at both schools, with a number of activities planned for October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic and sexual violence will not end overnight, but by educating and bringing awareness to our community and young people we may one day have a future without violence.
n Sara Gligora is an education specialist for Transitions and a Project Connect Core Team Member