Activities about dating violence
The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is pleased to offer the following ideas and resources for schools and communities to raise awareness of Teen Dating Violence.
Tip: when at all possible allow teens to plan and carry out events.
By working with and engaging youth, the project will be able to gain a better understanding of adolescent relationships, as well as gender, race, ethnic, geographic, sexual orientation, and disability differences.
The Working Group hopes the concept maps will help to determine differences or similarities in how adolescents and adults view relationship abuse, as well as the value that adolescents place on relationship characteristics.
Finally, they will include recommendations for how to incorporate the findings into planning of programmatic activities and research agendas in the area of teen dating violence that will help to encourage future programs and efforts in the prevention of teen dating violence.
Community Efforts There are many ways to help prevent dating violence among teens in the community, including: For more information on youth engagement, please visit: If you know a teen who is in an abusive relationship and needs immediate help or information about local resources, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY 1-800-787-3224 for the hearing impaired.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, which was first observed in 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in order to raise awareness and education efforts for domestic violence, as well as connect victims to resources.
Teen dating violence is an often-unrecognized subcategory of domestic violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
New Media Impact on Teen Dating Violence While dating violence can include physical, emotional, and psychological harm, a new theme is now emerging in the literature on dating violence with respect to psychological abuse using electronic technologies, including cell phones and social media, i.e. While most of the literature on the use of these technologies for interpersonal abuse among teens still focuses on peer abuse and bullying, attention is growing to their specific uses in dating-related emotional abuse.
Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence Beginning in 2006, the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence was established as a result of the 2006 Workshop on Teen Dating Violence, which was coordinated and led by the National Institute of Justice.
Divide the class into small groups to write a slogan / catchy phrase / short advertising statement.
The intention of the slogan is to campaign against dating violence and sexual assault.