Specifically, girls who reported experiencing dating violence as teens were more likely to binge drink, have symptoms of depression, smoke, and think about killing themselves as young adults, compared with girls who were in healthier relationships.
By contrast, boys who reported dating violence during their teen years were more likely to be antisocial, think about suicide, and use marijuana as young adults than boys who did not report any dating violence or abuse.
Advocates are available by appointment at high, middle, or elementary schools.
School-Based Advocates facilitate groups of students who wish to build self-esteem and learn fun and useful skills in building healthy relationships.
School-Based Advocates are available to provide these programs to students and staff grades K-12 All of our services are free and confidential.
Topics are related to building healthy relationships, bullying, gender roles and stereotypes, domestic and dating violence, friendships, peer pressure, expressing emotions appropriately, conflicts and disagreements, hands are not for hitting, respecting differences, and school safety.
Males and females who were in physically abusive relationships as teens were also two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships at ages 18 to 25, the study shows. “Children and teens need to know what it means to be in a healthy dating relationship,” says researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens of Cornell University in Ithaca, N. “Parents, teachers, and health care providers all have a role to play in encouraging healthy relationships and modeling respect, trust, and open communication.” In other words, it’s "do as I say and do as I do" when teaching kids what a healthy relationship looks like, she says.
New Hope for Women offers school-based prevention and intervention programs that aim toward building healthy relationships and reducing the harmful impact of domestic and dating violence.
Training is provided on an array of topics including, but not limited, to advocating for victims in contact with an abusive partner or ex-partner, conflict resolution within domestic violence shelter programs, reducing rules in shelter, enhanced services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence, social media engagement, economic empowerment strategies, and effective program management, effective policy advocacy approaches, social and racial justice and more.
Below is a listing of trainings and events in which NRCDV is hosting or participating.
In 1994, 1995, and again in 2000, Michigan changed the laws that deal with domestic violence to make it easier for the victims of abuse to get protection through the legal system.
Whoever you are, this book can show you how and where to get help.
Stories of Transformation Podcast Release Party: Why I’m an Advocate and/or Why I Became an Advocate (Facebook Live Event) This year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NRCDV Radio’s Stories of Transformation podcast station is lifting up and honoring the voices of advocates working to end gender-based violence by sharing their stories.