Event Description
Statistics indicate that nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year. One in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by their dating partner. Reports further indicate that the severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence. In response to the enormous need for youth focused prevention education, WomenShelter of Long Beach (WSLB) is hosting our Building Healthy Relationships through Prevention Education Youth Conference (BHR Youth Conference) on February 24, 2018 from 8:30am to 2:45pm in recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM).

WSLB’s conference will provide youth focused presentations, education, workshops, and discussions. In addition, adult caregivers will receive information that they can use to help their children develop strong, healthy relationships based upon trust and mutual respect. Adult caregivers will also obtain information regarding the harmful effects of domestic violence on children and youth. This awareness-raising event aims to help the local and larger community by providing important life changing education to individuals and families so that they can live healthy and safe lives. Youth and their adult caregivers will be provided with a safe place to discuss the importance of building healthy relationships so that both child and parent can identify early warning signs of abuse and, in turn, prevent teen dating violence.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Salvation Army
3000 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA. 90807

Free for youth, ages 11-18
Suggested donation of $10 for adult caregivers

Registration is now closed, but we look forward to seeing you at our next outreach education event.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Questions? Please contact Tatiana Dorman at or 562-437-7233 ext. 27

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D., is Chair, Department of Child & Family Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and Associate Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center @ Los Angeles (UCLA/CSULA).  In 2013, she was a recipient of the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award.  Dr. Subrahmanyam is a nationally-recognized expert regarding the role of interactive media in the lives of children and families, and her papers have received over 6000 Google scholar citations.  Her research has focused on the cognitive and social implications of interactive media use; she conducted one of the first training studies showing the effects of computer game use on spatial skills.  Subsequently she studied the developmental implications of chat rooms, blogs, social networking sites, and virtual worlds with a focus on the development of identity and intimacy.  Currently she is examining the relation between digital communication and well-being; using both daily diary and correlational survey designs she is investigating the relation between face-to-face and digital interactions and well-being, sleep, and academic performance among college students.  Another strand of her research uses experimental studies to investigate the cognitive implications of digital screens and multitasking on executive function as well as learning and memory among both young children and college students.  Finally she is examining the relation between parents’ and children’s home media use and children’s sleep, behavior problems, and oral language development.  Dr. Subrahmanyam has published numerous research articles and book chapters on youth and digital media; her research has been published in top journals of the field such as Developmental Psychology and Child Development.  She has co-edited a special issue on social networking for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (2008) and a special section on interactive media and human development for Developmental Psychology (2012). She is a co-author (with Dr. David Smahel) of Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development (Springer, 2010).