It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection." Sexual abuse begins by normalizing abusive behavior, at home and in the workplace, when young people begin to date.
According to Love Is Respect.org, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
The contest asks participants to create a 60-second film to engage viewers, and educate or bring awareness to violence in teen relationships.
Some suggestions for what the PSA should include are: gender roles, media literacy, teen dating violence, healthy friendships and relationships, boundaries, consent, anger, and how to help a friend.
For more than a decade, Verizon, through its various business units and its philanthropic foundation, has been a champion of ending domestic violence.
Verizon supports a broad range of programs that include: training health care practitioners and first responders about screening for signs of abuse; engaging men as role models and advocates for prevention; educating teens about preventing dating violence; and providing resources for domestic prevention organizations and survivors.
Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in early relationships and promote prevention programs.
Dating violence is very common, as 1 in 3 teens in the U. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by their intimate partner before they become adults.
Studies show that 29 percent of teens say they have been physically abused by a dating partner.
Girls and boys involved in dating abuse or more likely to feel depressed, have anxiety, use drugs, drink alcohol and have suicidal thoughts or attempts."We need to educate them about consent and healthy relationship so we can create a healthy environment for young people," said Colleen Merlo, executive director of Long Island Against Domestic Violence.
Our Youth Prevention Specialist, Alexandra Garcia, notes: “We really want our youth to be involved in spreading the message of teen dating violence, because the truth is it is happening everywhere and has no barriers to who it affects.
We want to bring awareness to parents and community members that our teens are dating and we want to educate our youth and help prevent them from experience dating violence.” Contest Prize: One 0 scholarship cash prize awarded to two winners of the contest Submission: Please email Alexandra at [email protected] a direct You Tube link to your announcement.
Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, help is available.