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

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The City of Austin Watershed Protection Department partnered with Expect Respect to host flower-making workshops around Austin, transforming used plastic bottles into eye-catching “flowers.” While making art, youth and adults learned about violence and litter prevention. 

The exhibit adorns the pedestrian bridge behind Waller Creek Plaza, 625 E. 10th St. until the end of November 2014

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Barri Rosenbluth Receives Professional Service Award

June 26, 2014

The Austin Child Guidance Center is proud to announce this year's winners of the 3rd Annual Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award. The agency is awarding two distinguished recipients, in the categories of Community Activist and Community Service Professional.  

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Expect Respect at Mendez Middle School

May 13, 2014

This article is part of KUT's series Turning the Corner, taking a look at Austin's Dove Springs neighborhood.  One of the community-based program working in the area is SafePlace, which runs the "Expect Respect" program at Mendez and other middle and high schools in Austin.

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