Positive Results Corporation to Expand Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program with Support from Verizon - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

Positive Results Corporation to Expand Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program with Support from Verizon

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE The Positive Results Corporation

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Positive Results Corporation (PRC) will offer Los Angeles-area teens more resources to help them build healthy relationships this summer. The PRC is using a grant from the Verizon Foundation to expand the reach of its Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness program.

The program focuses on all the elements needed to create healthy relationships. Youth participate in "Real Talk" workshops that include leadership skills, personal safety, violence prevention and building self-esteem. The program also trains peer advocates to spread the culture of non-violence in the community.

Kandee Lewis, executive director for the PRC said, "Verizon sponsored our teen summit, Stop The Pain, last year, and this was a natural progression in our relationship. They saw what we were doing in the community and wanted to continue to support our relationship/domestic violence awareness and prevention campaign."

Julia Cooksey, director of government and external affairs for Verizon, said, "Verizon supports the work of nonprofits like the Positive Results Corporation, as they strive to improve the communities where our employees work and live. Together, we can help our youth learn about healthy relationships and how to prevent violence."

For more than a decade, Verizon, through its various business units and its philanthropic foundation, has been a champion of ending domestic violence. Verizon supports a broad range of programs that include: training health care practitioners and first responders about screening for signs of abuse; engaging men as role models and advocates for prevention; educating teens about preventing dating violence; and providing resources for domestic prevention organizations and survivors.

The PRC's program not only targets youths, it also provides classes for Los Angeles County families, including foster care and homeless families.

Kandee said, "Support from Verizon will allow us to use a broad approach to reach our audience, service youth, collaborate with youth-serving organizations, churches, group homes and community-based organizations to reach as many young men and women as possible."

The PRC also conducts outreach via email, social media, Internet radio and in-person.

For more information on the program or hosting a violence prevention workshop, visit The Positive Results Corporation AT www.prc123.orgwww.facebook.com/PRC123

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com