Dating violence 2016
Her realization that abuse was happening in the lives of her friends as well spurred her interest in adding peer educator and advocate to her role as a confidant.She wanted to find ways to prevent teen dating violence before it ever started, to make sure everyone had someone they could trust.Today, York, 21, chairs the National Youth Advisory Board at loveisrespect, a nonprofit group that aims to empower youth to end dating abuse.The group runs a hotline that teens and young adults can call, text or chat with online for advice about their lives.Today’s educators need to be alert to the signs of teen dating abuse. Learning how to develop and maintain positive relationships is part of the social and emotional learning that keeps us all safe and happy—and leads to academic success.
Often, from our perspective, these hot and heavy love affairs are like fireworks. At best, we’re talking about students distracted from learning.
We think it’s important to provide them with guidance and resources that help them make healthy choices and build safe, respectful relationships.
With one in three teens experiencing some form of abuse from a dating partner, now is the time to have conversations about dating violence with the teens in your life.
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