Relationship Abuse Prevention Programs

Relationship Abuse Prevention Programs

Middle & High School Students
Across NYC

Teaching Healthy Relationships Early On

Teen relationship abuse is a pervasive issue among our country’s youth, indiscriminate of socioeconomic status, location, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Across the nation, one in three teenagers (approximately 1.5 million high school students per year) experience abuse from a dating partner or friend. Alarmingly, only one in three of these teens actually tell someone about the abuse they’re experiencing. The impacts of teen relationship abuse can affect individuals and communities long after the abuse stops. 

Our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) is the nation’s largest teen dating violence prevention program. At 17 middle and high school campuses across New York City, our social workers provide individual counseling, group work, in-class education, and training through the school community on healthy relationships. We work with young people to help them understand healthy relationships and consent. Our Early RAPP brings community educators to provide special programming in middle schools across the city.

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EARLY RAPP

Early RAPP

  • Grades 6-8
  • Across NYC
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Teaching Healthy Relationships Early On

Rising Ground's Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program provides free and interactive prevention education to 64 NYC Public Middle Schools serving 6th-8th grade. We value evidence-based, trauma-informed, and compassionate prevention education for youth as they begin to explore different types of relationships.

RAPP

RAPP

  • Grades 9-12
  • Across NYC
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Promoting Healthy Relationships for Teens

Our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) is the nation’s largest teen dating violence prevention program. At 17 middle and high school campuses across New York City, we work with young people to help them understand healthy relationships and consent.