Our programs provide tools and information to empower young men and women on a path of self-exploration, teaching them about healthy relationships, violence prevention, how to love themselves and accept personal responsibility.
Violence affects every person in the world. You may be a victim, witnessed abuse of a friend or family member, you may know someone who has been abused, you are the abuser, or you have helped a victim.
We can end violence together. But we must first acknowledge it. Never turn a blind eye to the problem and provide help, support and assistance to both the person being abused and the abuser!
February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness month. All over the United States, cities, communities, schools and organizations will be hosting programs and events to bring awareness to the violence that has plagued our homes, schools and neighborhoods.
Here are some facts on Dating Violence:
Dating, domestic, and sexual violence affect women regardless of their age, and teens and young women are especially vulnerable;
Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth.
Nationwide, 1 in 10 high school students (9.9 percent) has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend
More than 1 in 4 teenagers have been in a relationship where a partner is verbally abusive;
20 percent of teen girls exposed to physical dating violence did not attend school because the teen girls felt unsafe either at school, or on the way to or from school, on 1 or more occasions in a 30-day period;
Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications for victims by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, suicide, and adult revictimization;
Being physically and sexually abused leaves teen girls up to 6 times more likely to become pregnant and more than 2 times as likely to report a sexually transmitted disease;
Please contact us to learn how you can STOP VIOLENCE in YOUR Neighborhood or to host a workshop or training on Violence Prevention!