1 is 2 Many September 14, 2011Posted by Kate in Domestic Abuse, Teenage Relationships.
Tags: domestic violence, teen dating, Twitter
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Our friend Joe Biden has announced a new initiative in honor of the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. Please click here for full details.
There is a form to share your feedback at the link above or you can share your ideas on Twitter with the hashtag #1is2many on how to make our schools and campuses safer from domestic violence and dating abuse. I piped in with the idea for a federal Lindsay Ann Burke Act.
Please get the word out.
Facebook, Twitter and Web Connections June 29, 2011Posted by Kate in Domestic Abuse, Prevention, Teenage Relationships, Uncategorized, What We're Up To.
Tags: domestic violence, Education, Facebook, Prevention, teen dating, Twitter
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One of the things that we found when trying to research dating violence prevention and education is that there was no one website that had links to further information – it was scattered across the net. The goal of this blog piece is to create a resource page for Unfollow Charlie which includes Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and website addresses. Please take a look at these resources and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep abreast of the latest information in the struggle to prevent intimate partner violence.
A Call to Men: An Organization Dedicated to Engaging Men in Prevention Efforts to End Violence and Discrimination Against Women and Girls.
Facebook home page Website home page: http://www.acalltomen.org/
A Thin Line: MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there’s a “thin line” between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line. Facebook home page Follow on Twitter: @A_Thin_Line Website home page: http://www.athinline.org/
Break the Cycle: Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence. Facebook home page Follow on Twitter: @BreaktheCycleDV Website home page: http://www.breakthecycle.org/
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence: Our mission is to aid in the prevention of partner violence by leveraging the strength and resources of the corporate community. We believe that business plays an essential role in raising awareness of the issue and that our sustained efforts will help reduce and ultimately eliminate partner violence. Facebook home page Website home page: http://www.caepv.org/
Love Is Not Abuse: Since 1991 Liz Claiborne Inc. has been working to end domestic violence. Through its Love is Not Abuse program, the company provides information and tools that men, women, children, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about the issue and find out how they can help end this epidemic. Facebook home page Follow on Twitter: @Love_IsNotAbuse Website home page: www.loveisnotabuse.com
National Sexual Violence Resource Center:The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources. Facebook home page Follow on Twitter: @NSVRC Website home page: http://www.nsvrc.org/
VAWNet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women: The goal of VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs. VAWnet supports local, state, and national prevention and intervention strategies that enhance safety and well-being and address the self-identified needs and concerns of victims and survivors. Facebook home page Follow on Twitter:@VAWNet Website home page: www.vawnet.org
An app for Teen Dating June 27, 2011Posted by Alicia in Teenage Relationships.
Tags: healthy relationships, teen dating
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A new app is available for smartphones which has a wealth of information to help teens recognize unhealthy dating relationships, ways to get help, and how to help others. td411, or teen dating information, was developed by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence with a $45,000 grant from the state. The Coalition organized twenty teen focus groups to give their input about the design and content of the app. The Institute for Community Research in Hartford and the Center for Youth Leadership in Norwalk worked with the Coalition to develop content that appeals to teens at the appropriate developmental level.
The app has colorful post-it-note style headings (Ur Relationships & U, Helpin’ u out, Do ur Part, and Interactive Fun) which have subheadings designed on a notebook background. Under the heading “Ur relationships and U” the technology subsection has ten warning signs followed by videos to raise awareness about cell phone misuse and the consequences of sexting. The subsection “Helpin’ u Out” has concise lists of rights and responsibilites and a pledge for respecting oneself and others. The app encourages teens to think about their values and boundaries and focuses on how to adhere to them. (more…)