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Chalk art from a Teen Camp session.

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Chalk art from a Teen Camp session.

It is never too soon to talk to kids and teens about healthy relationships. This summer the WCA is partnering with the City of Boise and their “Out and About Teen Summer Camp”. This camp runs weekly and offers a variety of activities to do including STEM activities, art, fun games and trips around the city. The camp is open for youth between 6th through 9th grade. The WCA’s Prevention Program provides biweekly programming as a part of the summer camp with activities focusing on healthy relationships, trust, team building, recognizing emotions and strong communication.

What is the Prevention Program for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance? For the WCA, prevention is to engage and educate community members to spot unhealthy or potentially abusive relationships before they begin and build healthy relationship skills. This includes empowering people to build skills to have strong communication, build self-worth and boundaries. The Prevention Program provides curriculum, classroom presentations and various other types of programming to Treasure Valley youth to highlight the importance of all healthy romantic, familial and friend relationships.

The WCA’s prevention program has participated in a large variety of activities at Teen Camp so far this summer. First, the youth at Teen camp participated in a chalk art activity to describe what they believe is important in any healthy relationship- the responses ranged from “being kind”, “being helpful” and “express yourself”. The prevention team also participated in a variety of other activities partnering with this camp from doing the team building exercise “The Human Knot” for communication and trust to having fun with Emoji Charades (acting out emotions). These fun activities simulate aspects of being in a healthy relationship such as self-worth, respect, consent, emotional intelligence and boundaries.

If you are interested in having these conversations with your kids, check out these great resources:

Love is Respect

Break the Cycle

How to Talk to Youth About Healthy Relationships

How to Talk to Teens About Dating Violence

If you are interested in enrolling in Out and About Teen Camp, sign up here.

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Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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