Approximately 1.5 million American high school students will experience dating violence and physical abuse this year.Here’s how to make sure your teen isn’t a statistic.
What was previously considered to be a social evil has gone from being a concern to being glorified in the media.
The “Teen Dating Violence Prevention: Why Middle School Matters” forum marked the halfway point of the four-year , a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) administered by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund. Two panels – one of researchers and one of program directors – briefed a group of representatives from the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence, which represents 19 federal agencies, including the U. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice and answered questions.
Researchers discussed why teen dating violence prevention messages are essential for middle school youth, and strategies to engage parents and encourage them to talk to their children about healthy relationships.
These tracks were created by students at the High School for the Recording Arts, St.
Paul Minnesota and sponsored in part by Verizon Wireless and Cornerstone.