Huron DART for Youth

Welcome to the Huron DART website for youth! The Huron Domestic Assault Review Team (Huron DART) has been providing services to address issues surrounding violence in Huron County since 1992. Our team brings together agencies to strengthen the ways that violence is addressed in our communities. We are an inclusive group that provides community training and education to build understanding and awareness to help people live a life free of violence.

Helpful Vs. Unhelpful Thinking

 

Relationships can bring complicated experiences into our lives. Sometimes, our minds can get overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings that cause us to react in harmful ways that hurt our friends, families, partners and ourselves. Here are some alternative ways to focus on helpful thoughts when your emotional heart overpowers your logical brain.

Mindfulness and Acceptance

 

To have healthy relationships, you need to take care of yourself! Check out these posts on useful ways to manage your emotions from Victim Services Huron County. Click post to enlarge.

More Resources

 

If you are experiencing violence, you are not alone. Tell someone you trust. You deserve a relationship free of fear.

Huron County Resources

Huron Safe Homes for Youth: If you are 16 years old, in conflict with your parents/caregiver or experiencing homelessness, call: 1-800-361-1640, or email: safe.homes@sympatico.ca 

Huron Women’s Shelter: An organization committed to ending violence against women and girls. Find emergency shelter, counselling services along with other programs focused on women’s empowerment here. | 24/7 Support and Information Phone Line: 1-800-265-5506 | huronwomensshelter.ca | 

The Gab LGBTQ2S+ Virtual Meetings: The Gab is a safe, inclusive and fun way to interact and share ideas virtually with people that identify with LGBTQ2S+ groups. There will be youth only gab sessions available starting in Fall 2020. Email Bonnie to pre-register and receive Zoom meeting link.| bbaynham@hpph.ca |

Victim Services Huron County: If you need help leaving a violent relationship in Huron County, Victim Services will support you. If you know someone involved in human trafficking, Victim Services can guide you to help them find a way out. | Call: (519)600-4108 | victimserviceshuron.ca |

For more local resources, visit our partners’ page.

General Resources

Cyber Tip: Cyber Tip is Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children and youth. | Call: 1-866-658-9022 | cybertip.ca |

Kids Help Phone: Free counselling services and advice. Counsellors are always available to answer your questions, no matter how big or small they are.| Call: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: 686868 | kidshelpphone.ca |

Need Help Now: If you or someone you know has been effected by a sexual picture being shared online, Need Help Now will support you and help remove the picture from the internet. They will also provide assistance with cyberbullying and online safety. | needhelpnow.ca |

Pflag Canada: Canada’s only national organization that offers peer to peer support for people experiencing issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity (services taking place virtually during COVID-19). | pflagcanada.ca |

Sex & UAn inclusive resource for up to date information on sexual health and safety. | sexandu.ca |

Teen Health Source: A Toronto based group that provides accurate sexual health and dating advice. Find self-assessment quizzes and other materials here. | teenhealthsource.com |

Teen Talk: An online source with facts and information about healthy relationships. | teentalk.ca |

That’s Not Cool: A group that wants to lower the risks of online dating violence for teens. Find information about healthy relationships online and offline here. | thatsnotcool.com |

During COVID-19 our partners continue to provide services to support members of Huron County affected by violence.

Huron Domestic Assault Review Team: COVID-19 Service Updates

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger from violence, call 911.

For emergency shelter and safety planning call Huron Women’s Shelter’s 24/7 information and support line: 1-800-265-5506.

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