Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

From: http://acrs.org/

Teen Peer Advocate Program

The Teen Peer Advocate Program (TPAP) is comprised of young women offering community education and peer-to-peer support groups for high school girls. Trained teen peer advocates provide education and outreach to other Asian Pacific American youth at area schools, communities and other youth services. The school-based support groups offer a safe space for young women to discuss healthy relationships and prevention of dating violence.

WARNING SIGNS OF DATING VIOLENCE
Your Partner:

Doesn’t want you to have friends, frequently checks up on you
Refuses to break up
Gives orders, makes all the decisions, or doesn’t take your opinions seriously
Makes you worry about how his/her reactions to things you say or do
Threatens you
Owns or uses weapons
Has a history of fighting, quickly loses temper, abuses animals, brags about mistreating others
Gets too serious about the relationship too fast
Abuses alcohol or other drugs, pressures you to take them
Blames you for his/her mistreatment of you, says you provoked him/her
Has a history of troubled relationships, blames previous partners
Causes your family or friends to worry about you or your safety

MY DATING BILL OF RIGHTS*
I have the right to:

Trust myself and my instincts
Ask for a date
Refuse a date
Suggest activities
Refuse any activities, even if my partner is excited about them
Express my opinions and have them respected
Be respected as a person
Disagree
Make mistakes
Change my mind
Have a partner who is faithful
Have my limits respected
Tell my partner I want affection
Refuse affection
Be listened to
Be cared about
Refuse sex with anyone, anytime
Not be hit, slapped or shoved
Not be humiliated in public or private
Break up with someone who hurts me, even if I love him/her
Break up with someone who hurts me, even if they love me
Ask for help if I need it

I have the responsibility to:

Determine my limits
Respect other people’s limits
Communicate clearly and honestly, if it is safe
Take care of myself
Ask for help if I need it

*Adapted from Warning! Dating May Be Hazardous to Your Health!, Mother Courage Press, Racine, WI.

SEATTLE/KING COUNT RESOURCES: **
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services * TDD 206-726-0093
Asian Counseling and Referral Service * 206-695-7600
Asian Pacific Islander Women & Safety Center * 206-467-9976
Chaya (South Asians) * 206-325-0325 or 1-877-92-CHAYA
Child Protective Services (CPS) * 1-800-609-8764
Children’s Response Center * 425-688-5130
Chinese Information & Service Center * 206-624-5633
Communities Against Rape & Abuse * 206-322-4856
Consejo Counseling Referral Services (Latino/Hispanic) * 206-461-4880
Crisis Clinic * 206-461-3222
Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) * 425- 656-STOP (7867)
Eastside Asian Pacific Islanders * 1-877-689-4162
Eastside Domestic Violence (24 hours) * 425-746-1940 or 1-800-827-8840
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress* 206-744-1600
King County Protection Order Advocacy Program * 206-296-9547
King County Sexual Assault & Resource Center * 425- 226-7273
Korean Community Counseling Center * 206-784-5691
New Beginnings (24 hours) * 206-522-9472
NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse * 206-568-7777
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) * 206-721-0243
Teen Link Hotline * 206-461-4922
WA State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs * 360-754-7583
WA State Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) * 1-800-562-6025
Youth Eastside Services * 425-747-4937
Youthlink * 425-452-5254
YWCA-East Cherry (African Americans) * 206-461-4882

**Compiled by the Teen Peer Advocate Program 2007**

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please contact (206) 695-7600 and ask for the AP ADVICE Coordinator.
Visit TPAP’s official site at http://www.acrsteenadvocates.org for more information.

Please visit: http://acrs.org/

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. ACRS is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities – immigrants, refugees and American born – in the Pacific Northwest.

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