February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month across the United States. To support this national initiative Lipgloss For Love’s annual program provides educational activities, teen discussion panels, community speakers, teen mentoring group, and live engagement with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and teen victims. We also provide intervention in the event one of our participants reaches for support.
In this program which allows youth to understand their self-worth, what self-esteem means, and embracing and accepting their image. The youth from low socio economic backgrounds (Dallas school districts, Dallas Housing Authorities, All Dallas Metroplex YMCAs, Dallas Park and Recreation, and other community youth organizations) are invited to participate in group activities focus on embracing imperfections and sharing what makes them feel accepted and unaccepted. Bullying, stalking, cyber security, and cyber communications are also targeted in this program. This program targets DV; sexual assault; stalking; or dating violence victims.
May is National Drowning and Prevention Awareness Month. This family program includes water safety for children and youth as well as family violence awareness resources for parents and adults. During the water safety training, certified lifeguards provided by the Dallas Park South YMCA conduct activities that teach youth how to be safe in and around the water. They were taught to use water safety tools such as proper life jacket sizes and the emergency life ring with rope. While the youth are receiving water safety training, the parents are receiving education on how to develop an escape plan for a domestic violence relationship. In addition, they are receiving an education on how to utilize community resources. A speaker panel composed of male and female survivors (direct and indirect) and former perpetrators share their personal stories of the effects of family violence. This program targets DV; sexual assault; stalking; or dating violence victims.
This program is a community collaboration to educate, raise awareness, and expound on power and control in relationships. Participants participate in a mile walk in memory of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and to celebrate survivors of domestic violence. This program targets DV; sexual assault; stalking; or dating violence victims.
Supportive Conversation Circle
We meet weekly, every Monday from 6pm-7pm. This is a supportive intervention circle for women who have been exposed and affected (directly and indirectly) by domestic violence. During these sessions we provide case management, resources, referrals, and intervention. This program targets DV; sexual assault; stalking; or dating violence victims.