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Teen PeaceWorks Leadership Training

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Eleven teens from high schools in Stamford, Darien, Westport and Wilton recently devoted three evenings to learning more about the issue of teen dating violence and domestic violence. Each of the three-hour-long training seminars at DVCC's Stamford office was structured to help the teens become leaders in their respective schools around the issue of intimate partner violence. Most of the attendees are members or leaders of Teen PeaceWorks groups at their high schools, and one hopes to start a group. Seminar topics included: an overview of the dynamics of IPV; Teens and Technology; Technology and the Legal System; Boundaries; Responding to IPV; and services provided by the DVCC.

"The training is designed to help teens be better informed so that they can assume leadership positions in their schools, plan events during Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence Awareness months and assist as volunteers with agency events," said Lauren Linkowski, the DVCC PeaceWorks Educator who developed and ran the training. "This group of teens displayed enormous maturity and aptitude in understanding the difficult topics around IPV, and we very much look forward to working with them."