Casa de Misericordia introduced 43 LISA counselors to an internationally renowned education program. The program is called "Can I Kiss You?" It helps schools reduce sexual violence among teens by giving them "how-to" skills for making better choices with intimacy and relationships. One important point centered on increasing the number of teens who intervene to stop alcohol-facilitated sexual assaults at parties. "I'm pretty sure it happens everywhere. Laredo is not exempt. The high schools are not exempt, middle schools either. We want to bring this information and empower our youth." The seminar was part of special training from the national "Date Safe Program". Casa de Misericordia thought it was an important topic to address since it is the only 24-hour, comprehensive shelter for victims of domestic violence. One of the primary goals of the shelter is ending the cycle of violence.