The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) is an innovative school-based teen dating violence intervention and prevention program. RAPP is the largest primary prevention program in the United States. The mission of RAPP is to promote healthy dating and peer relationships, educate adolescents on the warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships, provide trauma-informed counseling and empower young adults to be upstanders in the fight against dating violence and community violence.
Colleen MacPhee, a licensed master-level social worker, is the coordinator of RAPP at Facing History High School. Ms. MacPhee offers direct services to adolescents who have trauma histories, relational concerns or questions. Ms. MacPhee is located in Room 275H, Tuesdays-Fridays. Ms. MacPhee, who has specific training in working with adolescents and survivors of trauma, works for STEPS to End Family Violence. RAPP is funded through the City of New York, Human Resources Administration.