Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 teens who have been in a relationship have experienced dating abuse and only 33% of teens who have been in or known about an abusive relationship report having told anyone about it? (Liz Claiborne Inc./ Family Violence Prevention Fund Survey, 2009).
If you would like more information about Teen Dating Violence and Abuse please visit: www.loveisnotabuse.com and www.loveisrespect.org. On these sites, you can find helpful resources for parents, teens and teachers including a helpline, statistics about dating abuse, and high school curriculum units. By visiting thatsnotcool.com, teens can create their own avatars and speakouts warning against Teen Dating Abuse.
On October 20th, 2011 Johanna Orozco will be visiting TRHS for a school-wide assembly on the dangers and warning signs of Teen Dating Abuse. In 2007, Johanna was shot in the face by her boyfriend, Juan Ruiz. Please visit the following link http://www.cleveland.com/johanna/ and watch the video of Johanna on “The View” with Vice President Biden to learn more about her story.
Here are three Public Service Announcements from thatsnotcool.com and breakthecycle.com that focus on the idea of control as abuse:
This PSA tells the story of teen dating abuse survivors:
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