MAAV is committed to preventing teen dating and domestic violence before it starts. To this end, we conduct a range of prevention programs with youth and trainings for community groups and professionals. The Safe Steps for Melrose Project is our current grant initiative funded by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Click on the links on the left to learn more about this project, as well as our other prevention programs and trainings.
Escalation: Talking With Teens About Healthy Relationships
Parents and community members joined us for a screening of the powerful film “Escalation” and a follow-up discussion with MHS students leaders. The film was created by the One Love Foundation, and depicts an abusive young adult relationship. The film was very well received, and the discussion with the MHS students was very enlightening.