Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early, and lead to a lifetime of abuse.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 1 in 11 adolescents is the victim of physical dating violence.
Sixty-five percent say their school’s violence prevention policy does not specifically address teen dating violence.
“The lack of formal protocol is a key element in assisting student survivors of teen dating violence,” says Jagdish Khubchandani, a community health education professor in Ball State’s College of Health and author of the study.
But there is no direct funding source for these prevention programs, making an upcoming fundraiser in Davis all the more important.
This year’s Soup’s On, an annual fundraiser hosted by Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis, will benefit all of Empower Yolo’s youth programs, ranging from Help Me Grow and Play School Experience at the agency’s Center for Families to the prevention education programs taking place throughout Yolo County’s secondary schools.
You can help What: Soup’s On, a benefit this year for Empower Yolo, featuring soups, a children’s activity room and live music by The Muddy Waders When: 6- p.m. Known for many years as the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, the agency provides 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency shelter, confidential counseling and more to families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and child abuse, all with the goal of empowering women to create lives free of violence for themselves and their children.
James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St., Davis Tickets: , available at the door Empower Yolo has a long history of providing aid to women and their families who have suffered domestic violence and abuse.
The study showed principals who received formal training perceived dating violence as a serious problem and were significantly more likely to assist survivors.“I love that we have a consistent presence on campus,” Arevalo said.“They know you.” The connection these two youth educators form with students was evident on a recent morning at Holmes Junior High School, where they visited for the eighth and final time with ninth-graders in one of Pam Eimers’ health classes.Come learn the warning signs, and ways to promote positive relationships in your teen’s life on Wednesday, January 24 at pm and Heritage Middle School in the Media Center.A new study from Ball State University indicates that while the majority of high school principals say they have assisted victims of teen dating violence, most do not have protocol in place for how to do so.The relationship is invaluable, Lopez says, particularly as these students grow up and their lives change.In junior high, few kids have any personal experience with partner violence, Lopez noted, and few are even dating.Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.But key to ending the cycle of violence in society, is, of course, prevention.And Empower Yolo’s youth educators have been on the forefront of that effort for years as well.