It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.This webinar explores guidelines for enhancing domestic violence services.
Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.Dating violence is a vicious cycle that not only affects adults but also affects teens.One in five teens today say that they have been the victim of, or know a friend who has been the victim of, dating violence.We are so proud to partner with the National Council of Teachers of English.Its reach will do so much to position educators to increase awareness about the damaging effects of physical, sexual and verbal abuse.” is designed to easily integrate into a teacher’s existing curriculum.
The Curriculum Council has advised in the creation of every component of, including writing lesson plans and recommending strategies to engage teens and other educators.