The NCJW/Essex Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Project is a multi-media presentation for high school students as well as a community awareness program. Our volunteers go into freshman high school health classes and present a two-day program with the goals to:

  • Prevent teens from entering into or remaining in abusive dating relationships by identifying the warning signs of an abusive relationship
  • Help teens help themselves or a friend leave an abusive relationship
  • Point out resources for getting help
  • Stop the cycle of violence
  • Encourage healthy relationships

We also present community and parent workshops to raise awareness about teen relationship abuse. The TDAA parent workshops discuss 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 45-minute multimedia presentation in your location.

Contact the NCJW/Essex Center for Women, (973) 994-4994

For more information or to schedule a program.
You can also email us at: centerforwomen@ncjwessex.org.

Other resources:

If you are in an abusive relationship:

Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:

1 (866) 331-9474 or
1 (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
www.loveisrespect.org
Text LOVEIS to: 22522

Rachel Coalition (services for abused women):

(973) 740-1233
www.rachelcoalition.org

JFS of MetroWest:

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