A revolutionary community education tool, In Their Shoes is designed for experiential learning about teen dating violence. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationship and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.
How exactly does the training work? What comes in each kit? I’m a teacher, is this something I can use in my classroom? Get the answers to these questions and more in In Their Shoes: Frequently Asked Questions.
In Their Shoes is being used to educate teens about healthy relationships in over 900 communities across the country. The video below is an example from Iowa State University of how they’re utilizing In Their Shoes with students.
Public health professionals can also use In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence—Classroom Edition to advance violence prevention efforts in their communities. Get ideas for how to use this experiential simulation along with focused public health questions in Public Health and In Their Shoes.
In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence
In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is a training kit for any group of adults who work with teens, such as teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, law enforcement, or parents.
In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence—Classroom Edition
Designed with the classroom in mind, In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence—Classroom Edition is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people in one class period.