Love Bites Program Student Feedback
“If you grow up in an abusive background, that doesn’t mean you are going to be abusive”.
– Male student
“This was a good program and I think every school should be involved in Love Bites”.
– Female student
Listen to the Radio Ad created by Nagle year 10 students with the help of Blake Young to promote healthy relationships.
Watch the stunning music music on Ytube:
LOVE BITES is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program that focuses on the development of respectful relationships and violence prevention for 14-17 year olds. It aims to break intergenerational cycles of domestic and family violence and the increasing rates of sexual assault, by supporting young people to develop respectful relationships.
Currently over 100,000 high school students throughout Australia have participated in this interactive and innovative program.
Trained LOVE BITES facilitators deliver the program which consists of two interactive education workshops on Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault followed by creative workshops that consolidate the information from the Love Bites messages and create a youth led community campaign.
Chrysalis was thrilled to have been a part of The Midwest Respect Love Bites partnership that won the Health Award sponsored by St John of God Hospital at the 2014 Goodness awards that showcased inspiring local organisations in our community. The Chrysalis team, which includes Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre and Emergence Australia, delivered the first Love Bites program to Shine students at JWC.
The Love Bites hip hop campaign song, based on the messages of the program has been released. The “Never Stop Shining” single is available on iTunes. The film clip is available on Ytube and Vimeo. We would like to say a huge thank you to Blake Young (aka Young Chozen) for his amazing facilitation song writing workshops. The students were given the opportunity to record the lyrics with Blake’s encouragement in the studio. The talented hip hop artist is also featured on the “Never Stop Shining” single.
CSSI would also like to acknowledge that this campaign was possible due to the funds generated by the City of Greater Geraldton and Country Arts WA. We thank you for the belief in this campaign which has created greater awareness, self worth and respect in the students that participated.
Listen to ABC interview on the first Love Bites campaign 2014.
For more information on the Love Bites program please contact Chrysalis (08) 9938 0750.
“I believe the Love Bites program can change the future of young people and really help them.” Shine Student JWC