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

Kick-off Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month!

In a world full of he said, she said, how do we know what actually happened? Who is to blame for the drama? Who takes responsibility for spreading and stopping rumors?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:30 – 7:30pm
Kealing Middle School Theater
1607 Pennsylvania Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Check out the Young Hearts Matter Campaign!

Expect Respect Newsletters

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more