STAND!’s Youth Against Violence (YAV) and Youth Education and Supportive Services (YESS) are proud to announce the 2022 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month campaign- Hands To Heal Not To Harm. This year, YAV student leaders spent nearly 5 months designing and planning the campaign to be launched at multiple campuses throughout West Contra Costa County, online, and culminating in a half-day event held at Fernandez Park in Pinole.
YAV said this about the unique and eye-catching logo for this year’s Hands To Heal Not Harm campaign: “The logo for Hands to Heal is a representation of our campaign. All three hands have specific meaning; the two hands on the left together represent an abusive situation, the one with a tight grip being the harmer, and the orange one reaching out being the victim, while the right hand represents reaching out to help and heal. The color scheme in our logo represents teen dating violence (TDV) which is the main focus of our group, Youth Against Violence.”
STAND! Staff noted that “Hands to Heal is a youth-ran campaign that encourages sexual assault awareness while providing education on our main topic; Teen dating violence. Sexual Assault and Teen Dating Violence have been normalized in todays society, and the goal of our Youth Against Violence group is to spread awareness and offer support and resources to today’s teens.”
Join us as we support the 2022 Hands To Heal Not Harm half-day event with speeches, youth-led informational and education activities, prizes, art experiences, and more!
Fernandez Park (Gazebo)
595 Tennent Ave. Pinole
Saturday, February 26th 11am-1pm
This event will include representatives from our Contra Costa sexual assault eradication organization, Community Violence Solutions and the Contra Costa Family Justice Centers.