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Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

Key Initiatives

CSS Key Initiatives

​​​​​​​​​Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program includes multiple components in the community:

      • Healthy Relationships "Start Talking" Curriculum in the schools
      • LGBTQ focused prevention programming with Time Out Youth
      • Youth led Social Norms Campaign
      • LoveSpeaksOut Teen Dating Violence Speaker's Bureau
      • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Committee

 

Teen Dating Violence Training

The Healthy Relationships "Start Talking" Curriculum in the schools includes multi-session programming with students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on topics including skills for healthy relationships, conflict resolution, recognizing dating abuse, media literacy, how to help a friend, and understanding the resources. In partnership with Time Out Youth we coordinate prevention programming specifically for LGBTQ identified youth. Through the Forward youth group, young people involved in our programming have the opportunity to use their voices to make an impact on our cultural norms by creating and launching a social norms campaign.

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LoveSpeaksOut is a youth-adult speaker's bureau that engages, educates, and empowers youth to speak out against teen dating violence to create a world where all teens experience healthy relationships. Mecklenburg County CSS has led the collaboration of multiple community agencies as part of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Committee including: Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Center for Prevention Services, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Girl Talk Foundation, Inc., Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Inc., Johnson C. Smith University, Safe Alliance, Teen Health Connection, Time Out Youth, the Forward Youth Group, the Center for Wellness Promotion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the With One Word Foundation. This committee works to raise awareness in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area around the issue of teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships among young people for February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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For more information about any of our Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program components, please contact CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-336-3210.


The remainder of this page provides a series of guides and posters, statistics, resources and a number of ideas how you can participate in the effort to raise awareness of relationship abuse among teenagers and young adults.

 

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Want to plan your own awareness events?
Check out these resources:

Love Is Respect.org​
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
Other Resources 


Social Media: 
Are you on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram?      Use:  #TDVAclt   #Orange4Love   #Forward4Love

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Follow Community Support Services on Facebook:
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Please let us know how we can help you in your efforts to raise the banner against dating abuse. We can provide support as well as materials!

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Join our Text Campaign

Under 21 years old?
TEXT teenhealth1
to 877877


21 years and older?
TEXT teenhealth2
to 877877​


 

Logos for Agencies involved in the TDVA Committee  

Mecklenburg County CSS has led the collaboration of multiple community agencies as part of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Committee including: Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Center for Prevention Services, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Girl Talk Foundation, Inc., Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Inc., Johnson C. Smith University, Safe Alliance, Teen Health Connection, Time Out Youth, the Forward Youth Group, the Center for Wellness Promotion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the With One Word Foundation

Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

Key Initiatives

CSS Key Initiatives