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In order to raise awareness about healthy relationships and prevent future generations from suffering abuse, the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) developed AWARE® (Adolescents Working for Awesome Relationship Experiences), its teen dating abuse prevention initiative. Since 2009, AWARE® has engaged over 8,500 students, parents, and educators in age-appropriate experiential and interactive workshops at public and private schools, congregations, youth groups, camps, and community organizations.


AWARE® Program Director: Kira Doar, MA

AWARE® Program Coordinator: Cha'koya Smith, MSPH, M.Ed

AWARE® is dedicated to empowering teens and young adults with the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships.
Email: • Office: 301.315.8040 • Confidential Helpline: 877.885.2232