In 2005, the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy ("the Academy") was established to provide educational and skills-building training for adolescents, parents, and organizations that provide services to young people. In 2016, to further its work in educating all New York City youth in healthy relationship development, the Academy debuted the Creating Awareness about Relationship Equality (CARE) program to reach youth in the City's foster care system.
The Academy facilitates interactive workshops on dating violence and healthy relationships, providing young people and parents with a meaningful opportunity to learn from trained peer educators. Workshops are also available for staff working directly with young people. On average, the Academy provides 60 workshops every month for approximately 800 youth participants, in settings including after-school programs, faith communities, juvenile detention centers, GED programs, schools, community programs, runaway homeless youth programs, and foster care programs.
Workshop requests must be submitted at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the requested workshop date. Dates and times listed on the form reflect the availability of the Academy. If you do not see the date and time desired for your workshop, call the Academy at 212-788-2516.