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‘Love Bites’ helps Young People Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

‘Love Bites’ is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program. The program comes at no cost to schools or students. ‘Love Bites’ is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and other leading academics in the area of violence against women.

Community Northern Beaches staff; Jan Schatz, Anona Le Page, Daniel Peterson and Tina Hicks, all facilitated the ‘Love Bites’ Respectful Relationship Program to the year 10 Cohort (150 students) at The Forest High School last month with 7 other facilitators from local service providers.

Young people have an important role to play in breaking cycles of violence. By challenging the sexist attitudes and behaviours of young people, and promoting respectful relationships, we can stop the violence before it starts.

Love Bites’ is facilitated throughout NSW by local service providers such as sexual assault workers, domestic violence workers, youth workers and police liaison officers.

‘Love Bites’ program consists of two interactive education workshops on Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault and Consent followed by creative workshops that consolidate the information from the morning. These workshops fit within the PDHPE curriculum in NSW.

Community Northern Beaches staff are looking forward to our next facilitation coming up at the end of this month at Killarney High.