Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Educates and empower youth and young adults on healthy relationships throughout their lives. Our ultimate goal is to provide the knowledge and resources on teen dating, intimate partner and domestic violence to create violent FREE relationships.


Educates and empowers women to value themselves and their children. I S.T.A.N.D offers abused women support they need to believe in themselves and restore their life after intimate partner or domestic violence.

We will connect you with advocates to help and support you to evaluate the risk of staying in and benefits of leaving an abusive relationship.



What is Intimate Partner Violence?

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner.

What is Teen Dating Violence?

Teen dating violence (TDV) is a pattern of behavior that includes physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse used by one person in an intimate relationship to exert power and control over another. TDV is generally defined as occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old.

What is dating violence?

Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can happen in straight or gay relationships. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.

PWO Helps by

inspiring and supporting youth and young adults in building healthy relationships through Let’s Talk About Abuse an open dialog on teen dating, intimate partner and domestic violence. This allows youth and young adults to openly discuss their views and share their experiences on teen dating violence. We have committed to doing this through our Teens Incorporated Summit and Stop The Abuse Tour visiting Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Universities.


PWO believes educating our youth and young adults early on will prevent future cases of teen dating, intimate partner and domestic violence in the community. Also, by educating our youth and young adults they will understand teen dating, intimate partner and domestic violence does not discriminate and can happen to any gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic standing or sexual orientation.


Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power and control in the relationship. The abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation to control the other person.

on unhealthy relations and Teen Dating Violence. Join us in Getting Our Teens Informed bringing us closer to putting an end to teen dating, intimate partner and domestic violence.



Dating Violence can be:

Physical Abuse: Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear   or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.

Verbal or Emotional Abuse: Non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking.

Sexual Abuse: Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including rape, coercion or restricting access to birth control.

Digital Abuse: Use of technologies and/or social media networking to intimidate, harass or threaten a current or ex-dating partner such as demanding passwords, checking cell phones, cyberbullying, non-consensual sexting, excessive or threatening texts or stalking on social media.

Warning Signs:

  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity
  • Explosive temper
  • Erratic mood swings
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Possessiveness
  • Checking cell phones, emails or social networks without permission
  • Constant belittling or put-downs
  • Making false accusations
  • Physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way
  • Telling someone what to do
  • Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex

Getting Our Teens Informed

PWO needs your help in advocating and informing our teens on Teen Dating Violence. Let’s come together and educate our youth and young adults on unhealthy and abusive relationships. Supporting Walk a Mile in my Shoes helps PWO educate youth and young adults