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June 20th, 2017
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at Read More…

May 12th, 2017

13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young Read More…

February 4th, 2016

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I Read More…

January 19th, 2016

Yoga For Teens

Have you been looking for a chance to get your namaste on? We are super excited to announce that we are bringing back our trauma-informed yoga group for teens. Trauma affects how survivors experience their bodies, and can make it difficult Read More…

December 18th, 2015
Posted in Teen

Instagram with #SafeConnections!

Recently, our prevention educators had some students show their love for Safe Connections on Instagram. By talking about what healthy masculinity means to them, they could show what they learned through our prevention education programs, and express themselves outside of Read More…

February 12th, 2014
Posted in Resources, Teen

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Please help spread the word that Safe Connections has many free education programs to help prevent Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and other free counseling to help teen victims. To teens who have experienced any Read More…

October 1st, 2013
Posted in Teen

Local and Online Resources for Adolescents

Helplines / Hotlines Safe Connections 24-Hour Helpline – 314.531.2003 Youth In Need 24 Hour Help Line – 636.946.3771 National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline – 888.331.9474 Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) – 314.644.5886 Child Abuse Hotline – 800.392.3738 St. Louis Regional Read More…

September 30th, 2013
Posted in Teen

Teen Dating by the Numbers

Approximately 1 in 5 high school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend. – Silverman, J. G., Raj, A., Mucci, L. A., & Hathaway, J. E. (2001). Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk Read More…

September 30th, 2013
Posted in Teen

Homeless and Runaway Youth

Living life as a homeless, throwaway or runaway teen is as real as it gets. Any stability of living within four walls and a roof, with responsible adults and basic needs like food and warmth met become can be much Read More…

September 30th, 2013

What Is a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship?

A healthy relationship includes lots of moving parts.  Certain parts have to be there. Trust and clear communication Balanced power and respect for each other Time for yourself and time with friends and family without your partner If all of these Read More…