“We’ve taken important steps to reduce domestic violence and intimate partner abuse—but no strategy is more effective than prevention,” First Lady Chirlane Mc Cray said in a statement provided to the Observer.
“Act early is a key principle of the mental health roadmap.
Your teen years are a time when you find your place in the world, and are faced with a lot of challenges.Although dating can be fun and exciting, it can create issues.Being a teenager is exciting, challenging, and confusing.Dating is one of the most awesome things about being a teen.Wright visited Lansingburgh High School this afternoon to highlight the campaign, which includes a four-minute video that stars student actors from the school.
The students describe different dating abuse scenarios, stress the importance of being an “active bystander” by reaching out to a friend in need, and offer ideas about ways to educate peers and others about the issue, via social media and in person.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF FAMILIES FOR SAFE DATES, A FAMILY-BASED TEEN DATING ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM, Vangie A. Cornelius and Nicole Resseguie, (volume 20, number 10), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA: July 2009. PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTS OF PHYSICAL DATING VIOLENCE AMONG U. THE RATE OF CYBER DATING ABUSE AMONG TEENS AND HOW IT RELATES TO OTHER FORMS OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, Janine M.“We find with adults, this misconception of, ‘it’s a young relationship, it can’t be important, it can’t be that serious,'” she said.“For young people, these relationships are often their first times experiencing and exhibiting these behaviors so it’s helpful for young peer educators come into and say this is how young people think about relationship this is how you can be a support to them.” Love Johnson, 21, a peer educator in the program who is from St.Joining her were Principal Frank Macri, students who starred in the video and more than 200 of their peers. Cuomo has proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.