For the first time in history, communities in multiple states are simultaneously developing programs for the primary prevention of intimate partner violence. CHILD, Inc. is proud to staff one of these projects. The CHILD, Inc. Safe & Respectful Coordinator works to engage youth as leaders of their community, provide professional development trainings, and encourage school involvement in an attempt to deliver a holistic approach to violence prevention and the promotion of violence-free communities.  The specialized programming aims to prevent teen dating violence by addressing cultural norms that allow it to exist.