Healthy Positive Choices, HPC, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization was formed in 2007 in the state of Texas as a preventive tool to educate teens and young adults on the dangers of relationship abuse.
HPC is committed to educating teens and young adults on preventative measures concerning the dangers of relationship abuse, thereby aiding them in making more positive choices and developing a healthy self-esteem.
HPC’s purpose is to first, aid teens and young adults in becoming knowledgeable of abuse and its dangers. Second, to have the strength to break the cycle if they ever encounter abuse. Third, to have zero tolerance for it in their lives and finally, pass the knowledge to one person, who in turn can help another person, so that abuse might no longer exist in any form.
Because of the continuous rise in the number of relationship abuse among teens/young adults, there is a need to educate them on this growing problem in our society. This is something that isn’t talked about much, and not easily identified because it’s so subtle. Abuse comes in all kinds of forms disguised as love. There is so much pressure put on the teens today to behave in certain ways and to accept relationship abuse as a normal part of life. HPC wants to educate them so they can become aware of the signs of relationship abuse, whereby understanding that abuse is not love, but destructive to their self-esteem and total being.
Research shows a significant number of teens who are victims of relationship abuse and accepting it as normal in today's society. This is obviously a growing problem and will continue to escalate until more preventive measures are taken and knowledge given on the subject of abuse, so that one day, it will cease to exist.
We provide a comprehensive workshop in which we use the workbook, "Teens/Young Adults How-To-Not-To Relationship Abuse Workbook", published by Latifah Hameen. Workshop Topics Include:
- Defining control and abuse
- Outlining the Cycles of Abuse
- Identifying warning signs (Red Flags)
- Recognizing various forms of abuse
- Identify a Equality or Controlling relationship
- Having a plan to escape an abusive relationship
- The Aftermath of Abuse
- How to Create a Healthy Self-Esteem
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