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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:

“Teen dating violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures.

Although the dynamics of TDV are similar to adult domestic violence, the forms and experience of TDV, as well as the challenges in seeking and providing services, make the problem of TDV unique.”

Loveisrespect is an organization whose focus is to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Throughout Respect Week, they will challenge us to get involved and help spread the word about teen dating violence. The Respect Week Guide 2017, gives more information about what you can do within your organization, school, or community.

One way you can participate is as easy as wearing ORANGE on February 14:


Visit their website for more information.




Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

On October 25, 2016, Palm Beach County Victim Services joined Lynn University students for the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Students and community members honored victims of sexual assault and domestic violence by walking in high heels.


What is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

Put Yourself in Her Shoes™

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women.

First You Walk the Walk

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexualized violence against women.

Then You Talk the Talk

It’s critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men’s sexualized violence against women don’t want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it’s already happened, how do you help them recover.

— information courtesy of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Maya Jupiter

“Maya Jupiter is an energetic, passionate emcee and performer. Maya’s artivism (artist/activism) began in her early twenties when she worked with at-risk youth in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. In 2012, she was an official Ambassador for The Line campaign, an Australian government anti-violence initiative.

Now living and raising a family in Los Angeles, Maya serves as a POV Advisory Board member, and has been a spokesperson for our sexual violence prevention and education campaign, Denim Day. In 2014, she received the Voice Over Violence Humanitarian Award.

Maya is an unwavering artivist, releasing songs and music videos that highlight some of today’s toughest topics, such as modern-day slavery, sexual violence and the objectification of women in media. Her song “Never Said Yes”, is a Denim Day call to action to take a stand for affirmative consent and end rape culture. ”

— information courtesy of peaceoverviolence.com please visit their site for more information

2016 Blue Shirt Day


October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the first Monday in October is Blue Shirt Day

 October 3, 2016 


“STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S.

Both the STOMP Out Bullying Program™ and its Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY™ WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION initiative brings awareness and educates kids and teens, parents and schools about the issue.

Today’s students are at risk, and that risk grows more and more everyday as the popularity of the Internet increases. Today our youths are exposed to so much more than we were years ago. And years ago, when a kid or teen threatened to kill someone they didn’t mean it. Today students have access to guns and the threat to kill someone is no longer idle.

Adults must empower the victims and help change the behavior of the bullies. Schools must react swiftly and redirect negative behaviors into positive and productive solutions.

Bystanders who witness the assaults, harassment and threats must not remain silent. They must stand up for victims.

Parents must teach their kids and teens kindness, compassion and respect and schools must do the same. Our kids and teens need to know they are valued and protected.

Love Our Children created STOMP Out Bullying™ to put an end to this crisis, to keep children of all ages safe and to create bullying prevention education and peer mentoring in schools.

STOMP Out Bullying™ says NO to victimization, NO to anti-bullying legislation that does not work and NO to the hate and intolerance of others. We do say YES to choosing kindness, YES to teaching empathy, YES to accepting others NO MATTER™ what they look like, their race, their beliefs, or their sexual orientation or gender, and YES to becoming responsible and kind digital citizens.”

— all information courtesy of STOMPoutbullying.org

2016 Leadership Youth Summit


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