Since AWARE® launched in 2009, we have reached 4,861 students, educators and parents at congregations, youth groups, high schools, colleges and summer camps across the Greater Washington area. AWARE® has four different workshop offerings. The goal of each of these unique workshops is to create a safe and open environment for discussion. Each workshop can be customized to address the needs of the participants and focus on the issues most relevant to the audience.
Audience: 8th- 12th grades; College student; Parents
It's Not Love® is the cornerstone workshop of AWARE® - the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse's (JCADA) youth prevention initiative. It is a choose-your-own-path workshop in which participants assume the role of a character who is either in an abusive relationship or is a witness to one.
Participants learn to identify signs of unhealthy relationships and to use tools to help themselves or a friend. By the end of the workshop, participants will
Audience: Youth who have participated in It's Not Love®, 9th- 12th grades
It's Not Love® Part II builds on the ideas and tools introduced in the original It's Not Love® program. During this workshop, participants will
Audience: 6th & 7th grade
#healthyfriendships is an experiential choose-your-own-path workshop modeled after our successful It's Not Love workshop.The goal of this workshop is for participants learn to identify signs of unhealthy friendships and to use tools to help themselves or a friend.
In this workshop, participants will
Trainings for educators, staff and youth professionals
AWARE's® trainings can be tailored for any staff that works with young people. This includes educators, guidance counselors, youth advisors and camp counselors. We facilitate training workshops focused on issues related to healthy relationships, friendships and abuse. Educators learn
If you would like to bring one of these workshops to your school, congregation, youth group, or camp, please contact Ben Cerny at 301-315-8040 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org