Teen Alert Program (TAP)

 

The Teen Alert Program (TAP) is DVAC’s teen dating violence prevention, education, and intervention program. We provide education, workshops and training on healthy relationships, gender roles, dignified consent, and community intervention strategies to Hawai’i students, parents, and community organizations. We also provide one-on-one individualized advocacy support for youth experiencing teen dating violence in Hawai’i.

Our work is rooted in developing a movement where youth feel safe, empowered, and dignified in making decisions on who and how they love.

What We Do

  • Provide education about teen dating violence. We offer workshops to both teens and adults, including:
    • Public and private intermediate and high schools
    • Colleges
    • Youth agencies/community groups
    • Community advocates and service providers
  • Provide support and advocacy to teens in abusive dating relationships
  • Work with teens to promote healthy relationships by addressing social norms that reinforce abuse

Statistics

  • 1 in  10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a dating partner in the past year
  • 1 in  3 teens in the U.S. has experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) teens experience dating abuse  at the  same rates and in similar ways as teens in straight relationships

Please visit the Teen Alert Program’s website here: TAP808 Website

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TAP is supported by the Hawaii State Department of Human Services and Verizon HopeLine.