We are working together to raise awareness, develop effective prevention strategies, and educate young people about healthy relationships.Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.MLSA thanks Matt National Domestic Violence Awareness Month The National Network to End Domestic Violence reports that 3 women die each day because of domestic violence.1 woman in 4 experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. But those stats are This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.Helena- The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a competitive award from the Mary Byron Project for its innovative domestic violence prevention efforts. The Mary Byron Project has made the prestigious Celebrating Dillon- The Women’s Resource Center and the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant to the Women’s Resource Center from the Office of Violence Against Women Rural Domestic Violence program in the amount of 7,918, to be disbursed Before you read this article, please know: An abuser can track your computer and Internet use.Learn more about using a safer computer and keeping your computer sessions private. Do you know that October is domestic violence awareness month? All such forms of violence are more common than we like to admit.
Jan Berry, MLSA Supervising Attorney-Domestic Violence Practice Group, In October, MLSA has blogged each Thursday on relationship abuse/sexual abuse/stalking topics in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships.
Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.
Dating violence is a pattern of behaviors used to exert power and control in a dating, romantic or sexual relationship.
It can happen in straight or gay relationships, to people of all cultural backgrounds, and from all income and educational backgrounds. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. Sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.
Bullying behavior peaks before students reach high school.