Following a successful partnership with the Lauderhill police department, Women in Distress has announced that they plan to expand their domestic violence and dating abuse prevention programs for teens to other cities in Broward County. Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach are the next targets for the organization.
As part of its partnership with the city’s police department, Women in Distress organized a series of events in the city this year, mostly aimed at middle school and high school students.
As many as 245 eighth-grade students attended the Imagine program at Parkway Middle School, with topics such as healthy relationships, teen dating violence and sexual violence being discussed. At the teen dating violence awareness rally that took place at Lauderhill 6-12, 285 students took healthy dating pledges. Other events included a youth summit at LA Cathedral Pentecostal in the city.