Dating abuse posters
Dating abuse posters
: 10th Anniversary National Mentoring Summit Children Exposed to Violence Teen Dating Violence OJJDP Mac Arthur Foundation Partnership Staff News Upcoming Events News in Brief New Publications Coordinating Council Home presidential proclamation pronouncing February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.Abuse in teen dating relationships is not limited to physical and sexual violence; it also can also include verbal abuse, stalking, unwanted telephone calls and e-mail messages, monitoring cell phone usage, and other forms of controlling and intimidating behavior.
The local team (Ada Communities for Healthy Adolescent Relationships Committee) is working in the Borah neighborhood with Borah High School, West Junior High and South Junior High and youth serving community and faith based organizations in implementing comprehensive prevention strategies to address adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault.The campaign is expected to reach more than 16 million people.Nearly 1 in 3 teens who have been in relationships have experienced violence and abuse.The Center for Healthy Teen Relationships is currently working on a State-level initiative focused on intimate partner violence and the implementation and evaluation of primary prevention strategies that address the structural determinants of health at the societal and community levels of the social ecology model.The State Leadership Team is working with Public School Districts around the State to implement the Idaho Model School Policy on Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.We will also have a poster in female toilets in 25 colleges around Ireland in October and have developed an awareness pack with posters, bookmarks and pens which will be distributed to Student Health Centres and Students' Unions across the country.
The information will also be circulated to community centres, family resource centres and other public centres.
Youth who have experienced relationship abuse have a higher likelihood of being in abusive relationships as adults.
"These numbers are sobering, and far too many teens suffer silently in abusive relationships," said Melodee Hanes, OJJDP Acting Administrator.
The campaign is designed to empower youth to stand up to abuse.
It also provides a strong message to healthcare providers and other caring adults to help youth learn more about the issue, foster healthy relationships, and intervene more effectively when they suspect relationship abuse.
In 2014 the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships released a model school policy, (Idaho Model Secondary School Policy Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) as a tool to help school districts in addressing prevention and response to adolescent relationship abuse and sexual assault.