This incredible group of students made the PSA below in honor of their fifth annual Runway for Relief Fashion Show.
Willow Center seeks to address this issue of teen dating violence through our Prevention Education programs. Ask yourself these questions: Does the person you are seeing (like a boyfriend or a girlfriend): Nobody deserves to be treated this way.
They may throw things, punch the wall, or hit somebody. Remember: abusive relationships tend to get worse, not better.
Resist the temptation to give the abusive person “one more chance.” If you have been raped, call one of the Rape Hotlines.
A list of helpful resources for parents, students, and staff has been provided in the web sites below.
Break the Cycle Futures Without Violence Intimate Partner Violence(Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Love is Not Abuse Love is Respect National Domestic Violence Hotline National Sexual Violence Resource Center Prevent Connect Texas Council on Family Violence Violence Against Women(United States Department of Justice) Violence Against Women Online Resources What is Dating Violence?
Types of violence may include: For additional statistics, the web sites listed below include Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
Second Step (Grades K-5)Committee for Children 2815 Second Avenue, Suite 400Seattle, Washington 98121(800) [email protected] Dates (Grades 8-9)Hazelden Publishing15251 Pleasant Valley Road P. Box 11Center City, MN 55012-0176(800) [email protected] Respect (Grades 6-12)Safe Place P. Box 19454Austin, Texas 78760(512) [email protected] Violence Curriculum (Grades 9-12)Break the Cycle Hazelden Publishing15251 Pleasant Valley Road P. Box 11Center City, MN 55012-0176(800) [email protected] are many reliable web sites with teen dating violence prevention information and resources.
1 in 5 students who have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped or pushed by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Teen dating abuse is a serious public health problem.
Maybe you and your friends call it “dating,” “going out,” “hooking up,” or “seeing each other”?
Regardless of how you describe it, Catalyst can give you tools and support to help you recognize what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy, because everyone deserves to be treated with equality and respect.