Riot the silence 2 end dating violence

Love = Setting Boundaries During this Twitter town hall, loveisrespect will facilitate a discussion with young people, youth-focused organizations, and adult allies on how to start the conversation about boundaries in a relationship.

February 26, 2016 The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) recently featured our article, “Implementing a Targeted Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Program: Challenges and Successes Experienced by Expect Respect Facilitators,” To view the research summary and article click here or continue reading below.

5 According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, adolescents are more likely to experience sexually violent crimes than any other age group. Our counselors have reported a large number of teen survivors who engage in sexually dangerous behavior including unprotected sex, group sex, and sexual behavior with different partners, often under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Sexual violence, including sexual coercion and assault, can have a devastating impact on healthy psychological development. 30%) – Having been or gotten someone pregnant (18% vs. 10%) Students who had experienced any sexual contact against their will were more likely than students who hadn’t to report: – Considering suicide (37% vs. We have also documented a high rate of teen pregnancy among sexual assault survivors while studies have shown that among teens who are pregnant or parenting, a high percentage have been sexually abused or assaulted.

Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences.

15% of Massachusetts high school females and 5% of high school males reported ever experiencing sexual contact against their will.

In addition, the session will highlight lessons learned and recommendations from Queer Collaborations (Q-Lab), an OVW-funded project that provides full spectrum support, innovative prevention work, and intervention strategies for LGBTQ youth survivors of violence, while addressing the underlying conditions that create health and safety disparities for youth experiencing violence.