Log In   ·   Become A Member

The Retreat And Southampton Youth Bureau Partner For Safe Dates

Nicole Barylski

The Retreat and Southampton Youth Bureau have partnered for Safe Dates, a 10-week dating abuse prevention curriculum geared towards middle and high school students. The evidence-based curriculum has shown to help reduce physical and sexual dating violence among participants.

Executive Director of The Retreat, Jeffrey Friedman said, "Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. The Retreat continues to be committed to playing a significant role in solving this epidemic." He continued, "Utilizing an evidence based model, Safe Dates, Southampton youth will begin to recognize the "red flags" of an abusive and unhealthy relationship. We are grateful to partner with the Southampton Youth Bureau on this very important initiative,"

The program will teach methods for healthy communication, anger management, and conflict resolution. It will also provide discussions on important topics including defining caring relationships and dating abuse, how to have equal power through communication, how to express and cope with feelings, how to help friends, how to overcome gender stereotypes, why people abuse, and how to prevent dating sexual abuse.

The first Safe Dates series will begin on March 5, 2013, at the Southampton Youth Center which is located at 655 Flanders Road in Flanders, NY. For more information call 631-702-2392 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.