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1 Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! A slideshow guide to speaking about the importance of addressing teen dating violence and Break the Cycles work TEEN |

2 Introduction Welcome to Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! Slideshow This slideshow and accompanying manual will train you to speak out about Break the Cycles mission to end domestic and dating violence. The goal is to help you raise awareness in your local community and gather support for this important issue. Thank you for downloading this slideshow and manual. If you have any questions, please contact us by ing:

3 Toolkit Instructions Use this slide show to guide you through the Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! Manual. The step by step instructions will train you to give an informative presentation on domestic/dating violence and Break the Cycle.

4 1. Talking Points An outline to be filled out with your own personal thoughts and ideas. 3. Startling Statistics More information about domestic and dating violence. 2. FAQs Common questions that may be asked during your presentation. 6. Report Back Tell Break the Cycle how the presentation went! 4. Secure a Presentation A guide to contacting potential presentation locations. 5. Materials Handouts to give your audience during your presentation. What Will Be Covered?

5 What Will I Talk About? Talking Points is an outline of your presentation. Some points are provided for you and others require you to fill in the blank. If there you are unsure about a question, contact Break the Cycle or conduct your own research. Domestic/Dating Violence & Youth 1.Introduction 2.What is Domestic Violence? 3.Why Teens? Break the Cycle 1.What is Break the Cycle? 2.What are its programs? 3.What do I do for Break the Cycle? What You Can Do to Help 1.Talk about it 2.Plan activities 3.Research 4.Volunteer 5.Donate Talking Points Pages 5-8 in manual

6 What Will the Audience Ask? Read over and familiarize yourself with the FAQs. Use the Economic, Health and Social section as a reference. Feel free to look up current facts and statistics that are relevant to your specific community or area. Mission – History - Programs Why Teens? Economic Effects Health & Social Effects Helping Someone who is Being Abused Public Policy – Take Action FAQs Pages 9-13 in manual

7 What Are the Facts? Startling Statistics will give you more information on domestic and dating violence. Visit Break the Cycles website and other domestic violence sources to learn more about the issue and its relevance in your local community. Startling Statistics Pages in manual

8 Securing a Presentation Pages in manual Who Will I Speak to? Now that you are ready to talk about domestic and dating violence, you need a group to talk to! 1.Make a list of possible groups in your community and contact them (via phone, letter, ). 2.Review the sample phone script and letter provided in the manual. 3.Feel free to modify them or use your own, whatever you are most comfortable with.

9 Follow the Talking Points Feel free to change to fit your style and audience. Dont forget to include: What is Break the Cycle? Why is domestic and dating violence relevant to the community? Why are you speaking to this particular group? How can the group support Break the Cycles mission? Giving the Presentation

10 Report Back You have completed your presentation! Now tell Break the Cycle about it! Here is what to do: Find the form on the last page of the manual. Fill in as much information as you can and send it to Break the Cycle. If anyone returns the bottom third of the Front-to-Back Handout to you, send with any donations to Break the Cycle.

11 5200 W. Century Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA TEEN | Thank You! Congratulations – You completed your first presentation!


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