Project HART

Healthy Alternatives for Relationships Among Teens

Project HART is a relationship violence prevention program offered at St. Louis-area schools, community centers and other places teens gather. Through a series of workshops, Project HART gives teens and pre-teens the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships free of abuse and violence, and support peers who may have experienced harm, and identify additional sources of support if they or their loved ones have experienced harm.

Educators will work with site to assess the number and topic(s) of workshops to best fit youth needs.

Topics include:

  • Conflict and Communication
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
  • Consent and Boundaries
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Survivor Support
  • Self-Care and Self-Awareness
  • Understanding Gender and Relationships
  • Media and Relationships

Project HART presentations and workshops are free of charge for sites in our service area. For more information or to schedule Project HART for your school or organization, contact Destiny Green, Prevention & Community Education Manager at 314.646.7500 extension 130.

Girls Group and Guys Group

Girls Group and Guys group are small-group curricula that use activities and guided discussions to explore and expand young people’s beliefs about teen relationships, relationship violence, and self-love. These groups help students ages 12-19 use what they learn to navigate their own relationships, support peers to make healthy relationship decisions, and advocate against a culture of violence. Groups meet weekly for one hour, running approximately 8-12 weeks.

Topics Include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Consent
  • Unhealthy Relationships/Teen Dating Violence
  • Gender and Challenging Gender Stereotypes
  • Supporting Friends and Survivors
  • Self Love, Self Care, and Self Awareness

Girls Group and Guys Group are offered in select St. Louis City and St. Louis County schools and community locations. For more information or to bring Project HART or Girls/Guy Groups to your school or organization, contact Destiny Green, Prevention & Community Education Manager at 314.646.7500 extension 130.

Safe Connections on Campus

Safe Connections on Campus engages college students in the work to end relationship and sexual violence—on and off campus.

This initiative provides a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas among colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Additionally, Safe Connections on Campus offers students the opportunity to take action on their home campus and to connect with students from other area schools.

Students, faculty and staff from various post-secondary institutions come together to build relationships, share information and plan campus activities that raise awareness about relationship and sexual violence and provide resources for those seeking help.

For additional information, please see this list of Safe Connections on Campus Workshop Objectives or contact Emily Stoinski at 314.646.7500 ext. 146.