Feb. 1, 2009 – The Teen Relationship Education and Empowerment (TREE) program will host a training workshop with teams of clergy, lay leaders and youth peer leaders from at least 10 Columbia-area congregations on Feb. 21, 2009. Health professionals will present information on teen dating violence, model ways of addressing the issue in faith-based youth groups, and work with congregational teams to shape their programs. The program was founded with a 2008 Missouri Foundation for Health grant submitted with assistance from the MU Center on Religion & the Professions. Groups interested in building a team for this year or next should contact Kim Ryan at (573) 489-2729 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kendra Yoder at email@example.com.
- See article “Columbians discuss sexual assault, domestic violence” Columbia Missourian Feb. 21, 2009
- See article “Grant awarded to churches to start teen relationship program” Columbia Missourian, Dec. 4, 2008.