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February was Teen Dating Awarenss Month (TDAM) and LEVI Staff, Community Partners, and Volunteers Got the Word Out. Read the TDAM Newspaper Guest Editorial.
LEVI’s 2017 Teen Dating Awareness Month Activity
Two thousand nine hundred (2,900) red flags were displayed at the City of Longmont Youth Center on Lashley Street to symbolize the 1 in 3 teens that will be affected by teen dating violence this year. The display was featured in a guest editorial in The Longmont Times Call. The 1 in 3 teens statistic was also visually displayed in Mason jars filled with white and red rocks in a 1:3 ratio. The Saint Vrain Valley School District approved distribution of these TDVA Red Flag Jars and accompanying posters to 19 area high schools and middle schools. Additionally, Longmont United Hospital, Library, Civic Center, Rec Center, Safety and Justice Center, the Safe Shelter of Saint Vrain Valley, and the Longmont Youth Center all had our TDVA Red Flag Jar and Poster displays during February.
On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, LEVI joined Front Range Community College (FRCC) Student Services and the Safe Shelter of Saint Vrain Valley to present Love, Sex, and Lies at FRCC. Seventy-eight students had the opportunity to complete an intimacy check-up survey at this event, and speak one-on-one with counselors about their results or relationship issues. Students watched violence prevention videos, reviewed free literature, and enjoyed free pizza and a chair massage as thanks for their participation.
Younger students within the Saint Vrain Valley School District were also provided February teen dating awareness education by LEVI staff. One hundred eighty three (183) middle school students attended LEVI healthy dating presentations and discussed teen dating abuse prevention with LEVI staff. This brings our current middle school outreach to 589 students to date. An estimated 300 more students are scheduled to attend LEVI presentations before the end of this 2017 school year.
In the News
- Pinwheel initiative represents child abuse awareness in Boulder County – LEVI and Blue Sky Bridge joined forces to create Pinwheel Gardens in Roosevelt Park and in front of the the Public Safety Building. Click here for Times Call Front Page article and photos.
- Teen Dating Awareness Month – Guest Opinion, Longmont Times Call, February 2017
- LEVI Receives Distinguished Service Award, Longmont Times Call, March 2014
- Longmont Man, Police Unit Honored along with Boulder Police Officer– PJ Shields, Longmont Times Call, October 25th, 2013
- “Shed a Light on Domestic Violence” – Letter to Editor, Longmont Times Call, October 2013
- “That Ugly Divorce May be Domestic Violence” – PJ Shields, Longmont Times Call, October 11, 2013
- “Cutting Out Domestic Abuse” – Whitney Bryen, Longmont Times Call, August 2013
- “Talk to Your Teens About Healthy, Loving Relationships“- Editorial, Longmont Times Call, February 2013
- “Learning From Two Losses “- Longmont Times Call, February 2013
- “Shed Light on Teen Dating Violence”– Guest Editorial by Jackie List, Longmont Times Call, February 2013
- “We Can All Fight This Form of Terrorism-Domestic Violence” – Longmont Life, September 2012
- “Sexual Assault in Later Life”- Marti Hopper, MESA, Boulder Daily Camera, August 4, 2012
- “Abuse Ignores Age“- Longmont Life, May 2012
- “Parents Crucial in Helping Teens Avoid Dating Violence“- Kathy Sanner, Longmont Times-Call, March 10, 2012
- “Technology and Teen Dating” – Craig Mansanares, Longmont Times-Call, March 5, 2012
- Longmont Public Library to Host Mother of Denver Murder Victim for Dating Violence Talk” PJ Shields, Longmont Times-Call, January 31, 2012
- “Teen Dating Tips” – Longmont Life, January 2012
- “Longmont Officer Wins Beth Haynes Award” – Longmont Life, January 2012
* To see articles and editorials prior to 2012, click here to access our news archive.
- In April of 2013, LEVI Coordinators received Distinguished Service Awards from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office for their consistent outstanding service to victims of crime.
- In October of 2011, LEVI received MESA’s (Moving to End Sexual Assault) Prevention Education Community Partner Award. The award recognizes individuals and agencies who helped MESA achieve their prevention/education mission of “working toward changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.” LEVI was specifically recognized for our work on the White Ribbon Campaign.
- In October 2011, Longmont Police Detective Sandie Esters, an active LEVI member, was awarded the Beth Haynes Award for her outstanding work with victims of domestic violence.
- In October 2010, Longmont Police Detective Mark Deaton, an active LEVI member, was awarded the Beth Haynes Award for his outstanding work with victims of domestic violence.
- In November 2007, Longmont Police Officer Greg Malsam, an active LEVI member, was awarded the 2007 Health-Care Hero Community Service Award by the Boulder County Business Report for his work in training health care providers and first responders to identify injuries caused by domestic violence and how to report the incidences.
- In October 2007, Police Chief Mike Butler received a Beth Haynes Special Recognition Award for his commendable work during the LEVI White Ribbon Campaign.
- In May of 2007, LEVI was honored for dedication, commitment and contributions to victim services by the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office during their Victims’ Right Celebration.
- In October 2006, Longmont Police Officer Sara Pierce, an active LEVI member, was awarded the Beth Haynes Award for her outstanding work with victims of domestic violence.
- The LEVI Coordinator received a Longmont Police Department Community Policing Award for proactive work on a high profile domestic violence stalking case in 2005.
- LEVI received an IQ Award from the Boulder County Business Report in 2005 for innovative programming. LEVI was the only non-profit providing services in Boulder County which was recognized; the other two provided international services.
- The LEVI Coordinator received a Beth Haynes Special Recognition Award in 2005.
- In 2005, LEVI was awarded a Boulder County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate Award for exemplary services to victims of crime and a special recognition from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office for service in working with domestic violence in Boulder County.
- Recognizing brilliance and innovation in nonprofit programs and projects, LEVI received a NOVA Civic Award from the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County in 2003. NOVA awards are designed to recognize and honor some of the outstanding nonprofit organizations in Boulder County.
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