I Am Worth It Youth Conference with Keynote Speaker, Rosie Rivera!

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I Am Worth It Youth Conference with Keynote Speaker, Rosie Rivera!

Join us for our 6th Annual Youth Conference, "I AM WORTH IT!" to raise awareness for teen dating violence.

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6465 Cherry Ave 6465 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, CA 90805

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

WomenShelter of Long Beach is happy to share that we will be having our 6th Annual Youth Conference in person, with the theme of, "I Am Worth It!" to empower and invite youth to have a conversation about healthy and unhealthy relationships with keynote speaker, Rosie Rivera.

Event Details:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 – 10am-1pm (Check-in begins at 9am)
  • 6465 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90805
  • If you would like Spanish translation during the event, please bring a pair of earphones

***Complimentary lunch***

Admission Information:

Youth (14-18 years old), college students, adult caregivers, and service providers.

Admission is free.

Event Purpose: To increase awareness regarding teen dating violence, healthy relationships, the effects of domestic violence on youth, and how to seek or provide victim/survivor support.

Event Description:

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Often, high school students lack the knowledge to identify unhealthy relationship behaviors. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness does not stop there. Research shows that college students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse either – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it. Increasing education regarding teen dating violence is critical because violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and further domestic violence.

In recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, WomenShelter of Long Beach is hosting its 6th annual youth conference, I Am Worth It! Youth (14-18 years old), college students, adult caregivers, and service providers are invited to join us in a safe space to get the conversation started about building healthy relationships, and consequently, communities for us to call home. The goal is to increase awareness regarding teen dating violence, the effects, and supportive resources available through interactive presentations, engaging conversations, special youth workshops, and moving testimonies by survivors.