Arlington’s Project PEACE scoured the internet, ordered samples of materials and reviewed dozens of promotion and prevention materials.We created Resources for Promoting Healthy Dating Relationships and/or Preventing Teen Dating Abuse in May 2011 as a way to organize the resources that we located.Contact the NCJW/Essex Center for Women, (973) 994-4994 For more information or to schedule a program. If you are in an abusive relationship: 1 (866) 331-9474 or 1 (866) 331-8453 (TTY) LOVEIS to: 22522 (973) 740-1233 765-9050 All calls are kept confidential.To Volunteer: Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Assistants and Presenters are trained volunteers who go into high school classrooms in suburban Essex County to make teens aware of the signs of abuse in a relationship.Several people mentioned that among the greatest challenges were that many teens view abusive behavior as okay or normal, that they are uncomfortable with disclosing abusive behavior and that parents are often at a loss as to how to handle the knowledge that their child is being abused."We were thrilled with the number and range of people from the Stamford community who came to this first meeting," said DVCC Peace Works Educator Lauren Linkowksi.This adaptation provides you with a local prevalence rate for teen dating abuse and information on a range of strengths and risky behaviors among teens in unhealthy relationships.
To request a hard copy of this toolkit email: [email protected] a mailing address.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adolescents report physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year, and other studies show the rate to be as high as one in three.
This means that in Stamford, at least 1,384 teens are affected by dating violence each year.
The 2009 Developmental Assets survey shows that: Do you want to be able to estimate the number of teens experiencing teen dating abuse in your community?
Contact Arlington’s Partnership for Children and Families to see what questions they have added to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.