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The NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy is an initiative of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence with support from the AVON Foundation for Women and m.powement by mark through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.
The Academy offers workshops on the topics of dating violence and healthy relationships for adolescents, young adults and parents. Each workshop is facilitated by two trained Peer Educators and consists of highly interactive activities designed to encourage discussion and critical thinking about the challenging topic of relationships. The Academy also offers training for staff members of organizations who work with adolescents and young adults on the topic of dating violence.
Everyone has a right to be in a healthy relationship.
Goals of the Academy
We are working to make sure that young people know:
- Healthy relationships are based on mutual respect in which both partners are treated equally.
- In a healthy relationship, both people support each others' goals, decisions, and opinions.
- A healthy relationship requires trust, honesty, and respect.
- Feeling safe, comfortable, and at ease expressing feelings are important qualities of a healthy relationship.
To Schedule a Workshop or Staff Training
Workshops are offered year-round, Monday through Saturday, starting as late as 6:30 p.m. for organizations in the New York City area (accessible by public transportation). The Peer Educators will travel to your location to facilitate the workshop. Workshops are available for adolescents ages 11-13 and 13-24, as well as for parents. Staff training sessions are also available, covering the topics of dating violence and healthy relationships among teenagers and can be tailored to an organization's needs.
In order to schedule a workshop, please complete the appropriate request form:
For organizations that have hosted a youth workshop, please download our Post-Workshop Activity Kit to receive discussion guides, activities, role plays and more on the topics of teen dating violence and healthy relationships.
Download the following resources to learn more:
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Workshops with the Academy
We wish to thank the following organizations for their support of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the New York City Healthy Relationship Training Academy:
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