Shift received funding from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Calgary Foundation, to lead the design of the next phase of the Alberta Healthy Youth Strategy, Engaging Parents to Prevent Teen Dating Violence.
This initiative designs, tests, and evaluates new ways of supporting parents and primary caregivers of teens to promote healthy youth relationships and prevent dating violence. Our approach involves partnering with the places where caregivers naturally go and working with key leaders in these settings to build environments that help caregivers to learn about preventing teen dating violence, and how to talk with their teen about healthy relationships.
To ensure our approach is responsive to the realities of caregivers, we are conducting one-on-one interviews with community organization staff and community leaders to gather feedback on our approach. We will also host information and feedback sessions that will be open to all community organizations. Any feedback will help to inform the design of our interventions. Please email comments to Lianne Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.