Youth Education

Relationships, Empowerment, Safety, Protection, Equality, Consent, for Teens

I Heart RESPECT; is designed to educate and inform teens about dating violence and encourage healthy relationships. The program will teach the effects of an abusive relationship while providing a safe open environment for discussion and sharing. Students will learn the dynamics of power and control and as well as identifying various types of emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, digital, spiritual, and physical abuse.

Courage Connection staff along with Dr. Rachel Garthe, of the U of I School of Social Work, will host an informational meet and greet for parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. We will present the details of our middle school curriculum and share information on Courage Connection services; refreshments will be provided.

Join us on

September 9th, from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm

At the Douglas Branch Library Meeting Room

504 E Grove St. in Champaign

From more information please contact Courage Connection at counselor@courageconnection.org or visiting

visit  I Heart Respect