Dating violence conference
It was powerful to see people right in front of me talking about their own experiences with teen dating violence, especially since Ashante, the one with the most intense story, was the same age as me.
Although I have never been in an abusive relationship, and as far as I know none of my friends have, attending this conference brought me to realize that teen dating violence is much more common and epidemic than I thought, from the inspiring stories of people who overcame to the surprising statistics.
Fayette Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202(410) 396-2206 Office(410) 218-3447 Cell Aisha. Chicago’s experience in youth violence prevention, through the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and adolescent health, through the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health make them ideally suited to lead Dating Matters in their community.
The city has demonstrated a strong commitment to violence prevention, including teen dating violence, via an integrated public health and public safety partnership that includes strong collaborations between the Chicago Public Health Department and Chicago Public Schools.
A few young people from the program RAP came up and read some surprising statistics about teen dating violence, including that 43% of teens reported being physically intimidated, hurt, or emotionally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, yet only 24% of that 43% would admit that they were victims of abuse.Tatiana Colon, an education and outreach supervisor, later pointed out how ridiculous this fact was, because of all the people who could recognize the signs of abuse, only a minority would admit they were victims.