Our Teen Advisory Council (TAC) launches a new campaign this month to raise awareness about dating abuse and controlling relationships.

The “Not a Puppet” campaign was developed by LACASA TAC members and will be distributed to students throughout high schools in Livingston County.

Each year, the TAC group creates a campaign designed to reach local teens and provide them with information on how to identify unhealthy relationships.

“We are grateful to the student volunteers who serve on our council,” said LACASA’s Director of Social Change Advocacy, Kayla Grant. “They help develop powerful campaigns each year so we can reach teens with messages that resonate with them.”

I'm your partner, not your puppetMembers of LACASA’s 2020-2021 Teen Advisory Council are: Kelsey MacGregor– TAC mentor, Lauren Keesler–Byron High School, Alyssa Koneski–Howell High School, and Jenna Stazak–Brighton High School

“TAC members work hard throughout the school year to bring a distinct voice to our high school educational materials,” Grant said. “Their work helps raise awareness about dating abuse and encourages teens to reach out for help.”

If you are interested in serving on our 2021-2022 Teen Advisory Council, contact LACASA’s Community Education Department at commed@lacasacenter.org.

View/Download — “Not a Puppet” Poster


Helpful Links


Am I in a Healthy Relationship? TeensHealth.org
https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/healthy-relationship.html?WT.ac=t-ra


Relationship Checkup Quiz – ACT Youth Network
http://www.nysyouth.net/relationships/great/checkup.cfm


Is this Abuse? ThatsNotCool.org
https://thatsnotcool.com/stop-verbal-abuse-online-get-help/


LGBTQ Relationships & Dating Violence – LoveIsRespect.org
https://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/lgbtq-relationships-and-dating-violence/


Warning Signs of Abuse – LoveIsRespect.org
https://www.loveisrespect.org/about-dating/warning-signs-of-abuse/


10 Facts about Teen Dating Violence – TeenDVMonth.org
https://www.teendvmonth.org/10-facts-about-teen-dating-violence/