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.
MHS Students Discuss Red Flags in Relationships
Members of MAAV’s Student Action Board recently planned presentations for the Freshman Seminar classes at Melrose High School. Their topic is teen dating relationships, and red flags or warning signs that a relationship is becoming unhealthy. Our goal is to stop abuse before it starts.
Pictured here are SAB members Dan Freed and Jules McCue, displaying the red flags used in the presentations. SAB members discuss warning signs and then have the freshmen students write warning signs they’ve seen on these flags. Some examples: telling your partner what they can and can’t wear, or who to hang out with. We’re so proud of these students for the work they’re doing at MHS!