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Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent, Cary Matsuoka, secures contract with What is LOVE to provide critical dating violence prevention programming to district schools.

75% of 7th grade students reported having a dating partner. This early dating forms the foundation for a lifetime of healthy or unhealthy relationships. Unfortunately, teen dating abuse is all too common among students with most abuse occurring on school grounds 1 in 3 of our teens report experiencing dating abuse. Our schools play a […]

Verizon Foundation Grants What is LOVE $25,000 to End Teen Dating Abuse In Santa Barbara County Schools

Verizon Foundation partnership a critical factor in program’s success. What is LOVE, a non-profit organization, has an evidence-based curriculum providing Santa Barbara County schools vital dating violence prevention. Santa Barbara (October 2016) What Is LOVE, is pleased to announce receiving a $25,000 grant from Verizon Foundation Hopeline Campaign. Heidi Flato, Public Relations director for the […]

LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT: I Stand For Healthy LOVE Campaign

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE A FOCUS IN FEBRUARY What is LOVE launches the I STAND FOR HEALTHY LOVE campaign, a month long series of events helping teens identify abusive love and build healthy relationships skills   Love shouldn’t hurt. That’s the message administrators and faculty at Santa Barbara Unified School District are trying to get across to […]

JAMES S. BOWER FOUNDATION INVESTS $70,000 in What is LOVE TO SUPPORT SANTA BARBARA YOUTH IN IDENTIFYING ABUSIVE LOVE AND BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS.

What is LOVE will provide Santa Barbara area youth more resources to help identify abusive love and build healthy relationship skills. What is LOVE is using a grant from the James S. Bower Foundation to expand the reach of its dating violence prevention and awareness program. One in three teens in Santa Barbara County experience […]

Santa Barbara Unified School District contracts with What is LOVE To Provide Dating Abuse Prevention Programming Utilizing Restorative Justice Principles to All High Schools.

Santa Barbara, September 22, 2014 —  What is LOVE will provide Santa Barbara area youth more resources to help identify abusive love and build healthy relationship skills this Fall. Dr. Cash, Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent, lead an effort to secure a contract with What is LOVE to expand the reach of its Dating Violence […]