You can help children and youth who have experienced violence and teen dating violence.
To learn about the brain science behind how caring adults can help youth overcome trauma and build resiliency, check out this public awareness campaign, Changing Minds Now.
Recognize some of the signs of abuse: Talking to teens about the health of their relationships or hook-ups is a proactive way to support teens, even if they are not in an abusive relationship.
It’s never too early to start having these conversations — childhood and adolescence are crucial times to discuss love, respect, and boundaries.
This February, national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has released a Policy Evaluation Report on the Lindsay Ann Burke Act, Rhode Island’s comprehensive teen dating violence education law [Providence, RI – February 6, 2018] Teen dating violence is a serious issue affecting 8.8% of Rhode Island high school students, according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
You can make a huge difference in the lives of children and teens.To view the file as a pdf click here: Thank you to the Youth Advisory Board for their vision and leadership!