The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture. metro area who need legal help, please contact Break the Cycle's legal services team.Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
Stephanie Nilva is the executive director of Day One -- a group that works to prevent teen dating violence.Inappropriate physical and sexual behavior gets plenty of media coverage when it occurs on and around college campuses or in the lives of politicians, but less so when it happens at the high school level.Yet abuse affects 1 out of every five female and one out of every 10 male high school students who date.Nilva says there's likely a much greater incidence of dating violence than reflected in the study."Reporting in these areas is very low," said Nilva.
PAVE empowers students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education promoting respect of oneself and each other.