Getting people to talk about teen dating violence is very difficult. A majority of people feel it is a taboo topic and try to avoid talking about it. I wanted to show you some of my favorite attention grabbers, and a few found while researching for this post. Finding a good way to grab attention is key in the success of getting the word out and creating dialogue.
”Since 1991 Liz Claiborne Inc. has been working to end domestic violence and dating abuse. Through its Love Is Not Abuse program, the company provides information and tools to learn more about the issue and find out how to help end this epidemic.”
“Healthy Relationships Workshop- Twenty-eight percent of high school students have experienced abuse in a relationship. With this in mind, a college-age intern created a youth-led healthy relationships educational program for Jewish teens entitled Love Shouldn’t Hurt.”
”Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.”
”When Push Comes to Shove…It’s No Longer Love!® is a 1 1/2-hour long program designed to teach teens, young adults and college students about unhealthy and abusive relationships. The newly updated discussion guide takes participants through a combination of interactive exercises, guided discussions, text studies, and a short film that help them explore the dynamics of relationships, learn to recognize and respond to warning signs of an abusive relationship, and create action steps for raising awareness and working to end dating abuse.”