In a nationwide survey, 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to the survey.
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(still a work in progress as of 2/14/16) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobksy Goodreads | Amazon | My review 1999. (Note: Although I haven’t read it, from my understanding this one is pretty graphic, and though it is considered YA, we shelve it in adult fiction at my library, which is a decision made before I started selecting for YA). Live Through This by Mindi Scott Goodreads | Amazon 2012.
Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.
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A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence and teen dating violence.
I plan to keep this up to date and add more resources and commentary. (This has come up on sexual assault/rape/dv lists before, but I haven’t read it, and reviews/synopsis didn’t indicate why it would appear. by Jennifer Shaw Wolf Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2012. A girl’s boyfriend is killed in a car accident, and she loses her memory of the incidents.
This is strong subject matter and may be too intense and upsetting for some tweens and teens.And when these programs are effective in engaging youth as advocates and peer leaders, they can have lasting benefits.Those are among the lessons that adolescent experts, researchers and advocates shared with representatives from diverse federal agencies at a forum at the United States Department of Justice.“If we’re going to talk about teen dating violence prevention, we’re too late by the time youth are teenagers,” said Futures Without Violence President, Esta Soler.“We need to start talking and reaching out to youth in middle school, the time when judgment and attitudes are forming.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.This is why middle school matters.” Abigail Davenport, Senior Vice President at Peter Hart Research Associates, cautioned that the best approach when working with parents is to, “prepare them, don’t scare them.” Dr.David Wolfe, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, discussed why the middle school years are so important, and Dr.Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual or psychological/emotional violence within a teen dating relationship, as well as stalking.It can occur between a current or former dating partner.