Thank you for your interest in JF&CS TeenSafe!
TeenSafe is JF&CS’s response to dating abuse in the Jewish community and beyond. By increasing community-wide awareness and strengthening a community-wide response, TeenSafe works to build safer, healthier and more just communities.
TeenSafe offers teens and the adults in their lives the language and tools they need to recognize abuse in an intimate relationship and know how to respond if they see, hear about, or experience it.
Jewish Teen Initiative Peer Leadership Fellows
New this year, our TeenSafe program is now a focus area of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI). TeenSafe Peer Leadership Fellows (students in grades 10-12) create outreach campaigns, organize community activities, and present workshops intended to reach peers, parents, and educators. The program emphasizes leadership skills development, community building, and creating a path for social change.
Bring a TeenSafe awareness-raising workshop to your synagogue, youth group, camp, youth organization, or school today.
Host a TeenSafe Workshop
Teen Dating Abuse Resources
If you or someone you know is looking for help or support, you can anonymously reach out to loveisrespect.org (the 24/7 national teen dating abuse helpline) by…
- Calling 866-331-8453
- Texting "loveis" to 22522
- Live chatting at loveisrespect.org
Check out some of TeenSafe's resources
- Link to toolkit
- Guide to Supporting a Friend Who is in a Controlling or Abusive Dating Relationship
- View TeenSafe's Guide to Getting R.I.D. of Teen Dating Abuse.
- Read more about TeenSafe on the JF&CS blog.
- Follow TeenSafe on Instagram and friend our TeenSafe Fellow on Facebook
Learn more about teen dating abuse at Love is Respect and One Love Foundation
Hear from teens about this important issue and ways to address it through the TeenSafe video and blog or visit www.loveisrespect.org to learn more.
Did you know?
Teen dating abuse is an issue that crosses all socioeconomic, cultural, and demographic lines. It’s even in your community. One in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. 73% of teens said they would turn to a friend first for help if they were in an abusive relationship. (Studies cited at Futures Without Violence)