Dating abuse prevention month
Marcus Mc Tear and Ortralla Mosely were once among the most popular kids at Reagan High School in Austin, Texas.
He was a football star and she was a beautiful cheerleader with straight ‘A’s.
The other forms of victimization experienced by teen dating violence victims frequently did not come at the hands of dating partners.
More than half of victims reported a history of some form of child abuse, with 40 percent of victims physically abused by a caregiver, and nearly 70 percent having witnessed violence in their families.
“With evidence building in support of the link between childhood exposure to violence and abusive and unhealthy relationships later in life, the need for programs that prevent violence before it occurs is clearer than ever.” According to Sherry Hamby, lead author of the new study, “We know that some youth are just generally more at risk for everything than other youth.
Dating violence can happen to teens in a romantic or sexual relationship anytime, anywhere. A healthy relationship is built on respect and is free of violence.
We have to teach young people what healthy relationship behaviors are and give them the skills to use them if we want to help them engage in respectful, safe relationships.
Dating violence is preventable when teens, families, organizations, and communities come together and implement effective prevention efforts. "It isn’t enough to tell young people not to engage in violent behaviors.
Cyberbullying also was linked to teen dating violence.
Youth who had been cyberbullied were three to four times more likely to be teen dating violence victims than other youth.
An alarmingly high percentage — 60 percent — had also experienced at least one type of sexual victimization, with the most common types being verbally sexually harassed (30 percent), flashed by a peer (25 percent), and sexually assaulted (20 percent). Among other supporters, baseball legend Joe Torre will speak about the unique role that men can play as mentors to young boys in preventing violence against women and children.
Hurters hurt,” says Esta Soler, Founder and President of Futures Without Violence. In particular, we need to help kids from violent families, kids who have been bullied or kids who have been sexually abused from getting involved or staying in an assaultive relationship.” We’ll be talking about the importance of such programs at a congressional briefing in Washington, D. For more information on our programs to prevent teen dating violence, check out: SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.
The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC), housed at OCJS, serves as an information clearinghouse for public and private organizations as they provide assistance to victims and offers a variety of services such as providing victim advocacy/assistance, organizing workshops, giving presentations and conducting research on family violence and its impact on communities.