February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Did you know:
- 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds other types of youth violence
- Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence (almost triple the national average)
- Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We would like to thank our wonderful Partners who helped spread awareness in October 2015!
Cleveland Public Library
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Greater Cleveland Community Shares
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church
Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County
Imani United Church of Christ
Lakewood City Schools
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Northeast Shores Development
Tower City Center
United Church of Christ Women in Mission
November is the White Ribbon Campaign
Thanks to everyone who attended the White Ribbon Rally on Friday. Special thanks to our partners at Passages Inc, The Healthy Fathering Collaborative and the Orange High School Minority Leadership Group for their partnership.
National Advocacy Efforts
There are many fine organizations advocating for victims of violence. Check out these sites for more opportunities to lend your voice to the issue.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence free life; fosters changes in our economic, social and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise and best practices to community programs.
As part of their Thats Not Cool initiative, Futures Without Violence just launched a social media campaign that asks teens across the country to tell them about the places where they can be themselves
Legal Momentum advances and protects the rights of women and girls through education, litigation, and public policy.