Love Bites gives young people a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships.
It consists of interactive workshops on Relationship Violence and Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns.
It gives teenagers a safe balance to explore unquestioned beliefs and attitudes, consider gender equality, respect and the vital attributes for healthy relationships.
The students' responses are insightful and interesting. Often they have never had the opportunity to discuss what they believe and where those beliefs come from.
In 2019, Eurobodalla Shire community organisations combined to deliver the program to about 500 students at Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay High Schools, Carroll College and St Peter's Anglican College. NSW Police explain the laws in relation to relationships, how technology can be misused, what to look for and where to get support. This a wonderful chance for students to meet police and create positive relationships.
The program is fun and interactive. The students created emoji messages against domestic violence. These messages and support phone numbers have been printed on 30,000 coasters to be distributed to the shire's clubs and pubs, thanks to a generous donation from the Liquor Accord.
Youth have created the movement Domestic Violence Youth Voice (#DVYV) to encourage the community to listen and create change.
The Eurobodalla Youth Committee has been a wonderful support to the cause and will host a colour run to raise awareness on November 23 in Moruya.
The Colour Run - Youth Against Domestic Violence is a wonderful collaboration between the Eurobodalla Youth Committee, Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee, Eurobodalla Shire Council, community organisations and schools.
The students' messages will be displayed on T-shirts purchased as part of entry to the event. T-shirts are limited to register quickly at eventbrite.
All profits will go to the Domestic Violence Committee to continue to raise awareness for victims.
Get behind students and community organisations at this fun family event.
We encourage businesses to register teams.
Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee