Dating violence awareness week

Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service. I wrote the number up and pasted it on the wall because I’m like, ‘This is a lifeline, this is where I’m going to turn my life around.

You can play an important role in promotion health and wellness on campus!

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know.

Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.

Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.

It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.

Join in on the discussions by leaving a comment on a post, responding to someone else’s comment, or sharing the content with your Facebook and Twitter friends.

Since 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.

It can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Brittny’s father stepped in and ended the relationship for her.

Here are some things to be aware of: Social media adds enormous pressure -- the digital footprint that every young person lives with makes breaking up harder, sometimes humiliating. She now volunteers at the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

Brown students, staff, or faculty can request a BWell workshop or lead a BWell Workshop in a Bag.

Brown students can get involved with the Brown University Relaxation Project or our SAPE, SHAG, or Masculinity 101 Peer Education programs. Stay informed about key campus health updates and events.

“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.

Comments are closed.