Break the Cycle delivers life-saving information on domestic and dating violence to teens in classrooms and youth organizations nationwide.
Since 1996, we have used our evidence-based curriculum to instruct young people about domestic violence, healthy relationships and the law. Our trained educators conduct one-to-three day presentations throughout Los Angeles County and the District of Columbia. In these two areas alone, Break the Cycle has educated more than 250,000 youth.
In 2010, Break the Cycle expanding services to include long-term residencies in Los Angeles and DC schools. Using the components of our Respect WORKS! model, our residencies send trained educators and college-aged mentors into schools for up to twelve weeks, educating young people in 9th and 11th grades using our [Ending Violence] and Hazelden Publishing's Safe Dates curricula. We follow this core education by implementing our Speak.Act.Change peer leadership kit, which incorporates mentorship, service learning, activism and violence prevention to positively impact youth development and building the essential ingredients needed to build healthy adult relationships. We are piloting the residency in the:
Break the Cycle's education programs conform to the National Standards for Health Education set by the Centers for Disease Control. We also employ the mentoring, youth development and asset building principles created by the Search Institute of Minnesota, National Youth Leadership Council and Department of Education.