In its first year, MAAV received a major boost from a ,000 allocation in the state budget, sponsored by state Representative Patrick Guerriero and Senator Richard Tisei.
This enabled MAAV to establish office space at One East Emerson Street.
WHAT IF YOUR PARTNER IS ABUSING YOU AND YOU WANT OUT? Do not let him or her in your home or car when you are alone.
Tell your parents, a friend, a counselor a clergyman, or someone else whom you trust and who can help. Avoid being alone at school, your job, on the way to and from places.
The more isolated you are from friends and family, the more control the abuser has over you. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.
The , a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention program, was instituted at the 8th grade level.
Interventional measures should be implemented in a non-judgmental manner, giving due importance to the safety of the adolescents.
Primary prevention programs are the key feature to reduce dating violence and require the co-operative participation of several components of the community including school personnel, health care providers, parents and the youth.
Most of the time, violence takes place when the couple is alone.
You might not see dramatic warning signs like black eyes and broken bones, so how can you tell for sure? You probably wouldn’t be worried without good reason.