Stronger Shares Stronger Teens vision with Marketplace Leaders at Barnabas Group Dallas

May 1, 2018 Stronger than Espresso spoke to a large group of Marketplace leaders at Barnabas Group Dallas sharing their new program Stronger Teens.   Barnabas Dallas is dedicated to CONNECTING MARKETPLACE LEADERS WITH MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES.  

After taking the Stronger Teens workshop, I found out I was in an abusive relationship.
— Teen, age 14
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Our Founder, Dr. Brooke Jones shared her vision and passion to begin to have greater impact by working on Prevention programs for teens, their parents and those working with teens.  Stronger Teens will be dedicated to healthy relationships and specifically addressing critical skills teens can use to help them build resilience, self-awareness, set boundaries and have healthy relationships.  The men and women members of Barnabas Group Dallas were engaged and supportive of having a solution for teens, their parents and those working with teens.

According to Love is Respect.org, “One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.”  Our teenagers are experiencing dating violence between the ages of 12-18 at staggering rates with painful outcomes. Abusive relationships use tactics of fear, force and manipulation giving one party power and control over another. Equipping our teens to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships can prevent a teen from abusive cycles.

Relationships with others are critical to our well-being; whether these friendships are romantic or platonic, having healthy ones is vital to our well-being. In some cases, unhealthy relationships erode self-esteem, concentration, limit us from developing skills, passion and purpose.  It is normal to minimize red flags and warnings.

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Prevention and education is so important at the time, when we learn of the overwhelming number of young boys and girls experiencing violence and abuse in their early relationships.  This is a critical and formative opportunity to teach teens how healthy relationships communicate, model equality and mutual respect. With the current conversations in the national media about these topics, it is a very critical and opportune time to provide this information as a baseline for all teens, and how to recognize warning signs. Teens are seeking clarity to healthy and unhealthy relationships, and they want to know how to help a friend. Currently there are few solutions providing teen healthy relationship education for teens, their parents and individuals who work with teens.

Stronger than Espresso is launching Stronger Teens with interactive workshops, parent and professional trainings and coming soon an online digital curriculum and ecosystem.  To learn more how you or your organization can get involved Contact Us.

Feel free to download our free Toolkit How to Talk to Your Kids About Healthy Relationships.

To learn more about our workshops, professional trainings or curriculum Contact Us.

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