Dialogue and Action

March 3, 2018 at 10:00am - 3:00pm
Decatur High School 
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Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is proud to announce our 9th annual Teen Summit! As youth begin dating, it’s important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy interaction. Teen Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence.

The 2018 Teen Summit will empower teens and adults to deepen the dialogue on teen dating violence, and prompt next steps that will help drive “Dialogue and Action”.  Through hands-on activities, workshops, and teen-led sessions, this event will equip both teens and adults with the tools necessary to not only engage in hard conversations but grow in an understanding of each other’s perspectives and concerns and generate plans of action attendees can take back to their own communities.

VOX ATL is bringing their Slam Poetry & an Open Mic for teen participants. Teens can sign up to share their work in advance by emailing Josie@VOXATL.org with their name, age and school (if in school). Teens will also be able sign up at the Teen Summit. First come-first served, so sign up now!


  • 1 in 3 teens experience dating violence.
  • Adolescent girls in abusive relationships are approximately 5 times more likely to become pregnant than girls in non-abusive relationships.
  • Most victims murdered by their significant other over the last ten years in Georgia began their relationship with their abuser while between the ages of 13 and 24.

If you're a teen... 

It can be challenging to find your voice when you’re in a relationship with someone who hurts you or makes you feel bad.  It can also be difficult to know if a relationship is good for you or if there have been warning signs.  PADV’s Teen Summit is a fun and interactive day full of workshops, giveaways and sensational performances that help youths navigate the mixed signals of dating, establish personal boundaries and understand what’s okay and what’s not in a relationship.  

If you're a parent... 

It can be challenging to educate your adolescent on what a healthy, respectful and mutually empowering relationship looks like amidst a culture of contrary depictions.  Education and early intervention are two of the primary ways to prevent intimate partner violence, both of which are provided with PADV’s Teen Summit.  In addition to teaching adults the warning signs of unhealthy teen dating, it also equipped them with tools to effectively address the issue.


Though there is no cost to attend PADV's Teen Summit, there is a cost to produce it.  Your 100% tax-deductible donation will help us reach as many youth as possible to prevent dating violence.  Donate today!

To volunteer click here or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bre'shae Pittman.

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PADV’s Year-Round Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program is presented by:

Supporting Sponsor:

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential

Official Media Sponsor:

Cox Media Group