Gabrielle Union hosted the Prevent Teen Dating Violence campain 2012
Gabrielle Union hosted a briefing on ‘Prevent Teen Dating Violence: Stop Violence
Against Women Before It Begins’ on Capitol Hill
Gabrielle Union, Actress, Advocate, and Rape Survivor was invited to host this very inspiring event.
Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, is pleased to host the 4
th Annual Capitol Hill briefing to raise awareness of the issue of teen dating violence. This panel of speakers will discuss promising initiatives that communities, schools, and parents can use to address this issue and the federal policy implications of the work from the field
The positive news is that models and evidence-based programs to prevent teen dating violence exist. An evaluation of Safe Dates, being used in middle and high school curriculum to stop or prevent psychological, physical, and sexual abuse, showed 56% to 92% less dating violence among students who received the program compared to students who did not. A recent National Institute of Justice study has found that school-level interventions reduced dating violence as much as 50 percent in 30 New York City public schools. The success of school-level interventions is particularly important because they can be implemented with very few extra costs to schools.
- February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (excessemancipation.com)
- Together We Must End Dating Violence (whitehouse.gov)
- Teens Victimized by Dating Violence Often Have Difficult Pasts (news.health.com)