ONE LOVE FOUNDATION

To help young people understand the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships

I am very excited to share with you that I’m partnering with the One Love Foundation which was founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love. One Love’s mission is to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, how to #LOVEBETTER and empowering them to be leaders driving change in their communities.


When she was killed by her ex-boyfriend, Yeardley’s friends and family were shocked to learn that she had been in an abusive relationship. Today, One Love exists for one reason: Yeardley was killed and her death may have been prevented if those around her, including herself, recognized the signs and knew how to intervene. One Love works to ensure that everyone has the information about healthy and unhealthy relationship that Yeardley and those around her did not. Most people do not realize how widespread this issue is. In fact, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience relationship abuse and that women ages 16-24 are at a 3X greater risk than the rest of the population.


One Love Foundation is committed not only to honoring Yeardley’s memory, but also to ensuring that everyone has the healthy relationships they deserve.  Their work is rooted in their honest belief that relationship abuse is an epidemic that can be stopped when young adults are educated and empowered to affect change in their communities.


As a One Love facilitator, I will be facilitating workshops with the following objectives:

  • To help young people understand the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and what can be done to stop unhealthy behaviors from escalating to abuse.

  • To provide a framework for young people to talk about healthy and unhealthy behaviors that they may experience in their own lives.

  • To help young people understand what healthy relationships look like and begin to practice these behaviors in their lives.

  • To inspire students to get involved in One Love’s greater movement to end relationship abuse and to empower them to work toward healthier relationships in their communities.

  • To equip parents, caregivers and other adults with tools to engage their children and young people they work with in conversation about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and to provide action steps they can take if they suspect their child (or they work with) is in an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship.

These workshops will have video content, teaching points, Q&A, participation practice pieces and available resources.

I encourage you to watch for my workshops & events on social media, share my posts and help spread the word to your schools, community, church, groups, parents, clubs, sports teams, coaches, teachers, etc. to let them know that these workshops are available.

Thank you supporting the #LOVEBETTER movement


Chris


© 2018, The One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love

 

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