Dating Matters Interactive Workshop: Healthy Teen Relationships Training

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Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model developed by CDC to stop teen dating violence before it starts. Dating Matters is an evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model that includes prevention strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods. It focuses on teaching 11-14 year olds healthy relationship skills before they start dating and reducing behaviors that increase the risk for dating violence, like substance abuse and sexual risk-taking.

The in-person and 1-hour online training sessions are free and open to the public. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available. To see the Dating Matters flier, click here. To download our Dating Matters Additional Educational Tools sheet, click here.

To complete the 1-hour online training, click here.

In-Person Training Options:

February 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (In Their Shoes & Dating Matters)

February 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (In Their Shoes & Dating Matters)

March 2nd from 10:30 am. to 1:00 p.m.

March 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All workshops are held at United Way of Southwestern PA,1250 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15230.

Pre-registration is necessary. Please click here to reserve your spot for in-person training.


When this training refers to teens, we mean young people from pre-teen (11) throughout adolescence (to early 20s). Educators include anyone who works with teens in a learning capacity and/or setting, from teachers, administrators, and counselors to coaches, youth mentors, and other school and after-school personnel.

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