We got New Mexico to start talking — and now we got Oklahoma to start, too!
Last week, the loveisrespect team went out to Oklahoma to host a series of Start Talking training events for over 40 native service providers, a particularly important and underserved group, thanks in part to Native Alliance Against Violence. We also talked to educators and government workers across the state thanks to the Oklahoma State Department with the Oklahoma Coalition on Domestic Violence.
“I can’t wait to implement the program. We will be recruiting peer leaders very soon!” said one participant.
In both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, everyone was ready to Start Talking. We taught everyone how to implement the Start Talking curriculum in their communities. Additionally, we discussed what makes relationships healthy, unhealthy or abusive, and talked about the differences between adult domestic violence and dating abuse among young people.
“The delivery and approach of the program will be received well by youth. Thank you,” said another participant.
Live in Texas? Get ready to see the Start Talking program in action when we head out there in a few weeks to present at the It’s Time Texas Summit. Stay tuned for more details!