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Dating Violence

Obama Administration Calls For Better College Stats On Dating Violence

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence ...

How to Talk to a Friend About Her Not-Awesome Relationship

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

It's not easy to tell a friend that her relationship concerns you, but don't let that stop you from being the caring friend that you are. Instead, consider these five suggestions.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Teen Dating Violence Is More Common Than You Thought

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laurie Sue Brockway Boys push, hit hard, and twist arms. Girls tend to slap, choke, and yell. Regardless of the method, dating violence has ...

No One Will Love You More Than I Do

Haley Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Haley Robinson

February is teen dating violence awareness month, and it reminds me of what are still the most harrowing four years of my life. One in four teens self-reports physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse every year.

Domestic Violence: Everybody's Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Marcia G. Yerman

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.

Is My 12-Year-Old Too Young to Hear About Date Violence?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

I thought I had more time to begin having some of these conversations with our daughter. Now I know better.

'My Friend Was Being Abused -- And I Said Nothing'

gurl.com | Posted 09.13.2012 | Teen

Jenny and I became best friends in middle school. We went to different high schools, and it didn’t matter. ...

Recent Study Underscores Importance of Improving School Readiness to Address Dating Violence

Wendy Pollack | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education
Wendy Pollack

School counseling provides a unique setting for students to address their needs related to dating violence. However, our nation's high school counselors may be ill-equipped to assist students.

Beckham, Lin And Manning Star In White House Anti-Dating Violence PSA

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

A host of athletes are joining forces with Vice President Joe Biden to raise awareness around dating violence, with the release of a new public servic...

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

1 In 10 High School Students Say They've Experienced Dating Violence

| Laura McMullen | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

To many, February is the month of love, as grocers stock up on heart-shaped candies, florists order red roses, and restaurants book a flood of Valenti...

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Ludy Green, Ph.D

Because teenage years are difficult (and secretive) enough as it is, there are warning signs that every parent and teacher can and should look for.

Too Little Too Late?

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Gilberg

Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. Responding to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together.

Congress Works to Prevent Sexual Violence at College

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Sexual violence diminishes the value of the more than $40 billion taxpayers invest in federal student aid for higher education every school year. Many women who are the victim of a completed or attempted rape interrupt or even end their education as a result.

The Role of Mobile Apps in the Fight Against Intimate Partner Violence

Becky Lee | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Becky Lee

We need to use technological resources to educate young people about intimate partner violence, especially as dating violence continues to be a big problem among college students.

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

The Exact Words That Could Help A Friend In An Abusive Relationship

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Liz Welch Glamour More than half of all young women we surveyed have experienced abusive behavior in a relationship. That means someone you kno...

10 Surprising Signs You're Dating An Abusive Guy

Liz Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Brody

There are definite danger sings a guy is an abuser before he ever raises a fist -- and they start with you just having a funny feeling in your pit of your stomach. Here are a few other red flags.

Joe And Jill Biden: Relationship Abuse Is 'Worse Than Being In Prison'

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Liz Brody and Wendy Naugle Glamour Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have a stake in the issue of relationship abuse: He w...

Relationship Violence: The Secret That Kills 4 Women A Day

Liz Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Brody

Why is relationship violence still so frighteningly common in 2011? And how can we help? The answer starts with two simple words: Tell Somebody.

Shocking Number Of Young Women Have Experienced Relationship Abuse

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Very little data exists on the extent of relationship violence among young women. To fill that void, Glamour commissioned an exclusive Harris Inter...

Dark Days for Dating Violence Victims in Kentucky

Becky Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Becky Lee

For the second straight legislative term, a bill that would amend state statutes to extend the right for domestic violence victims to seek protective orders has once again been declined a hearing.

Telling Amy's Story -- It's Time to Talk

Mariska Hargitay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mariska Hargitay

Anyone can become that person in a community who knows the signs of domestic and intimate partner violence and knows how to respond to a victim with compassion and wisdom. It's time to talk about it.

Dating Violence? Maybe Not But MTV's 16 & Pregnant Does Not Make Me LOL

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

There is nothing funny about dating violence. We need to eliminate the stereotypes about dating abuse and spread the truth -- anyone can be a target, anyone can be a perpetrator.