Parent Community meeting


The Santa Barbara Public Library hosted a Parent-Teen Workshop about the show Thirteen Reasons Why on September 27th  and October 4th. The show candidly discusses teen suicide, dating violence, sexual assault and bullying. It paints an accurate if disturbing picture of some aspects of teenage life. See the the parent and teen responses to,

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Thank you KEYT NewsChannel 3 for your coverage of our Suicide Prevention Workshop!! http://www.keyt.com/health/health-warnings/suicide-prevention-and-awareness-discussed-during-weeknight-workshop-at-public-library/627404871

Verizon Foundation Grants What is LOVE $25,000


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,

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Verizon Foundation grants What is LOVE $10,000


PRESS RELEASE! (January 2016) Verizon Foundation grants What is LOVE $10,000 Foundation partnership a critical factor in program’s success. What is LOVE, a non-profit organization, has a proven curriculum providing community schools essential dating violence prevention. What Is LOVE, is pleased to announce receiving a $10,000 grant from Verizon Foundation.

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Teens Learn About Healthy Relationships on KEYT


  February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In honor of National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month, teens have been taught about love. Christy Haynes has been teaching students at area high schools during a program called “What Is Love.” A six-week workshop

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TEEN DATING ABUSE – A FOCUS IN FEBRUARY


  YOU’RE INVITED! Launching the I STAND FOR HEALHTY LOVE CAMPAIGN Monday, February 23rdat 5:30pm Downtown Central Library Faulkner Gallery 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT This is the message administrators and faculty at Santa Barbara Unified School District are sharing with teens as What is

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BODY LOVE


  Have you or anyone you know ever been in a relationship of any sort which was affected by someone’s negative or unhealthy body image? If you have, then you know how much of a downer it is and how it can affect every aspect of that person’s daily life.

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3000 TEENS STARTED A CONVERSATION THIS MONTH: “WHAT IS HEALTHY LOVE? HOW DOES DATING ABUSE IMPACT SCHOOL SUCCESS? HOW DO I CONNECT TO RESOURCES?”


Youth Leaders from each Santa Barbara High School were invited to apply for the Peer Educator/Leadership training. Teens care deeply about their friends and their relationships and they hold the key in promoting healthy relationships, bringing awareness to abusive relationship behaviors, and creating social change. Christy Haynes M.A. Psy, selected

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DR. CASH LEADS EFFORT TO SECURE SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRACT WITH What is LOVE TO PROVIDE DATING ABUSE PROGRAMMING UTILIZING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES TO ALL HIGH SCHOOLS.


  Santa Barbara, CA September 22, 2014: School principals, counselors, parents and teens have resoundingly expressed an immediate need for continued and expanded in-school dating violence prevention programs. Dr. Cash, Superintendent of Santa Barbara Unified School District, lead an effort to secure a contract with What is LOVE to provide

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