SafePlace's Expect Respectâ„¢ Program engages youth, parents, schools and communities in building healthy teen relationships and preventing dating abuse.

Create Your Community!

Picture your ideas for a thriving community:

What is around us? Who is with you? What is important? From our surroundings to the people in our lives, our environment matters!

Join us for a fun-filled and free community art project making flowers from recycled plastic bottles. Your creation will be included in a public art installation.

Wednesday, April 23 from 4:00 - 7:00     Farmers Market at the Triangle           4600 W. Guadelupe Street, Austin


Expect Respect Newsletters

Learn more about Expect Respect™ and keep up with program developments by receiving the Expect Respect Newsletter.

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Teen Dating Violence On Rise; Girls Both Victims and Abusers

September 09, 2013

Sometimes, it's difficult to recognize dating abuse, especially among young people. Research from the American Psychological Association shows one in three people between the ages of 14 and 20, have been victims of dating violence.

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The Christian Science Monitor Features Expect Respect

March 19, 2013

The Steubenville rape trial has highlighted the widespread problem of students not intervening to stop dating and sexual violence among peers. But awareness is growing.

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