Date Safe: Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community
Beginning in October, Metro Inclusive Health will host a monthly, themed discussion series for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-17.
Our theme this month is “Date Safe: Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community.” Learn what it means to create safe and healthy connections, and the warning signs and risk factors for dating violence in LGBTQ+ relationships.
This event series will be virtual; please register below for instructions to join.
About the Facilitator
Caitlin Sheehan, Youth Advocate, Abuse Services Division for HOPE Villages of America
“Hi! My name is Caitlin Sheehan, I am a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. I am originally from Massachusetts, but I have since moved to Pinellas County area and so far, I am loving the Florida weather! I am now the newest Youth Advocate at Hope Villages of America: abuse services division. I have a strong dedication in working toward empowering, educating and advocating for young folk to prevent dating violence and domestic violence. In these sessions we will be discussing topics ranging from an overview of teen dating violence, the heightened risk factors in the LGBTQ+ community, how to be an active bystander, gender role stereotypes and media representation. Excited to meet y’all!”
About METRO Youth Programs
METRO Youth Peer Support is a supportive, safe virtual space for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 13-17, to express their personal experiences, stories, and identities. Youth are encouraged to learn more about the community, share their stories, find support through each other, learn new skills, and more. People of all gender expressions, identities, and sexual orientations are welcome!