COUNTY OF MONTEREY
Programs to help Prevent Youth & Teen Dating Violence
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) – An environmental change program to prevent crime and violence, comprised of 10 principles addressing design, building, use and maintenance of a space. CPTED promotes positive social interactions and “more eyes on the street” to influence individual behavior. Conduct a CPTED assessment of your neighborhood! Led by STRYVE, Monterey County Health Department and Building Healthy Communities.
- Olweus Bullying Prevention Program – A program for elementary, middle and high school age youth that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual and community strategies to create a safe and positive school climate, and improve peer relations. Led by Harmony at Home (evidence-based)
- Safe Dates – A prevention program for dating abuse that gives teens time to practice new behaviors, such as anger management, how to help a friend, conflict resolution, communication and the warning signs of dating abuse. Led by STRYVE, Monterey County Health Department. (evidence-based)
- Strengthening Families – A family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse. Offered to families with middle and high school students. Led by Partners for Peace (evidence-based)
- Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) - Empowers youth to make positive changes in their communities and to work with adults to support their efforts. The goal of YES is to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful involvement in preventing youth violence and creating community change. (evidence- based)
Find other violence prevention programs on “Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development” and “Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Model Programs Guide”