Equipping Teens for Healthy Relationships

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

6701 N. Charles St., Meeting Room A

Baltimore, MD 21204

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence reported that over 50% of women and 40% of men interviewed as adults shared that their first violent experience in an intimate partner relationship occurred during their teen years. While many programs openly serve identified victims of teen dating violence, as one in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, very few are implementing strategies within the classroom to prevent youth from entering into unhealthy relationships. Our program is designed to engage students in transparent discussion about dating relationships using the school and/or community group setting. It is our intent to reach students as early as possible in a comfortable and familiar setting to map out what they want in their relationships, what behaviors they believe are healthy versus unhealthy, and how to plan on helping a friend who may not be in a healthy relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effective tools to educate teens on teen dating violence
  • Recognizing red flags and warning signs that precede abusive behaviors in unhealthy relationships
  • Safety planning while on and off school property
  • Identifying natural supports within the school system


Chelsea Nelson-Dorsey, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Family and Children's Services (FCS)

How much is the training?

There is NO COST to attend this training!

Who Should Attend?

Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusive partners:

  • Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)

What’s the content level for this training?

  • Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)
  • Intermediate: For professionals who have a basic understanding of best practices for working with survivors. (2-5 years’ experience)


Are Social Work CEUs available?

Yes! 4.5 Category 1 Social Work CEUs are available.

How much are Social Work CEU’s?

Social Work CEUs are free if you are an Individual Member of MNADV, or you work or volunteer for an organization that is a Member of MNADV. The cost is $15 for non-members. Please bring payment via check or exact cash to the training. Learn more about the benefits of MNADV Membership here.

When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance or Social Work CEU?

We will make every effort to email you your CEU certificate within 2 weeks of the training. Please email Ayana Wallace at, if there are any questions.

I lost my CEU or Certificate. Can you re-send it?

Yes. Please email Ayana Wallace at

Is parking available?

Parking is available on-site.

Do I need to print the Eventbrite ticket?

No – once you receive a confirmation email, you are registered and do not need to print your ticket.

Is food available?

No, lunch will be on your own. There are several restaurants in the area.

Is this location handicap-accessible?


Will printed handouts be available?

Yes, PowerPoints and handouts will be printed and available for participants.

What is your cancellation policy?

MNADV understands that sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48 hours in advance, as many of our trainings have a waitlist. To cancel, please email

I can’t make it anymore, but my colleague can. Can this person take my place?

No - please cancel your registration and have your colleague register on their own so they receive any email instructions prior to the training.

What happens if there is inclement weather the day of the training?

In case of inclement weather, MNADV will reach out to registrants at least 24 hours in advance and will make every effort to reschedule the training in the future.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Ayana Wallace, Project Manager for The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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6701 N. Charles St., Meeting Room A

Baltimore, MD 21204

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