The NCJW/Essex Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Project (TDAA) is a multi-media presentation for high school students as well as a community awareness program. The goal of TDAA is to educate teens early to avoid domestic violence in the future.

The high school program includes:

  • Identifying the warning signs of an abusive relationship
  • Providing strategies for teens to leave an abusive relationship and ways a friend can offer support and assistance
  • Stopping the Cycle of Violence
  • Resources for getting help
  • Encouraging healthy relationships

We also present community and parent workshops to raise awareness about teen relationship abuse. The TDAA parent workshop discusses how to identify the physical and virtual red flags of abuse, how to start a non-judgmental dialogue with children, and how to help teens safely leave an unhealthy relationship. Civic organizations, religious groups or community agencies can reach out to the TDAA Project for a free  presentation at your location.

For more information or to schedule a program, contact the NCJW/Essex Center for Women, (973) 994-4994.
You can also email us at:

If you are in an abusive relationship, the following resources are available to assist you:

Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:

1 (866) 331-9474 or
1 (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
Text LOVEIS to: 22522

Rachel Coalition (services for abused women):

(973) 740-1233

JFS of MetroWest:

(973) 765-9050
All calls are kept confidential.