Dating story violence
A lot of times, teens recognize the signs of abuse—but in their parents’ relationship. Studies Show Early Education About Violence Makes a Difference Educating teens who grow up in households with abuse can help break the cycle.
Workshop attendees include the general public, juveniles in diversion programs and families in crisis.In late 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., high school student Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry, known to friends and family as Kaity, began dating a young man.For six months or so the relationship seemed healthy.If we can capture them at a younger age, they’re not as jaded or conditioned to think in a certain way,” Bobbi says.That’s important because teens who view violence in their family are 50 percent more likely to end up in an abusive relationship themselves. We and the millions of people who use this non-profit website to prevent and escape domestic violence rely on your donations. A study funded by the National Institute of Justice found that programs in 30 public schools in New York City cut teen dating violence by up to 50 percent.