Please join PreventConnect for the next web conference on “Prepare for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with That’s Not Cool” to be held on November 16, 2010. The web conferences will be held at noon Eastern Time (9:00 am Pacific Time) and repeated at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (11:00 am Pacific Time). Register now as we expect these sessions to fill up quickly.
This web conference  will give an overview of different tactics communities can use to create awareness about teen dating abuse and how best to connect their teens with That’s Not Cool.  That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse.  Developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool focuses on preventing controlling or abusive behavior occurring within the digital universe – online, via cellphone, etc. – and encourages teens to draw their own lines about what is, or is not, acceptable relationship behavior.
Speakers at the web conference include Anne Hamilton at the Office on Violence Against Women and Sara Fewer at the Family Violence Prevention Fund and will feature guest speakers from the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative who have localized That’s Not Cool in Idaho, Los Angeles, and Austin. Guest speakers will highlight That’s Not Cool activities and tactics that they’ve used successfully in their communities to engage teens in teen dating abuse prevention.