We get the community to realize they all play a part—teen dating violence is a societal disease.
It’s an epidemic, but once it’s acknowledged we have the power to put an end to it,” Bobbi says.
A lot of times, teens recognize the signs of abuse—but in their parents’ relationship. Studies Show Early Education About Violence Makes a Difference Educating teens who grow up in households with abuse can help break the cycle.
“We’re helping these kids realize what healthy relationships are.
The workshops spell out what an abusive relationship is, and what you can do about it whether you’re a victim, an abuser or a bystander.
The second focuses on differences in response by whether young people are at School, University or not in education.
And these violent relationships in the teen years can put victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and further domestic violence. A gift of helps 25 people, helps 100 people and 0 helps 500 people. So far, Kaity’s Way has reached more than 60,000 people across the United States and Canada.
Next up is a web-based presentation so online and homeschool students can access the information.
REPORT SNAPSHOT: Young People's Attitudes to Domestic, Family & Teen Dating Violence DOWNLOAD REPORT 1: Gender, Age and the Perceived Causes, Nature and Extent of Domestic and Dating Violence in Australian Society.
DOWNLOAD REPORT 2: Gender, Education and the Perceived Causes, Nature and Extent of Domestic and Dating Violence in Australian Society.