We address the needs of survivors, but we also address the needs of the unheard voices of those victims who face so many barriers to leaving their abusive relationship that becoming a survivor is often a seemingly unobtainable reality for them.
Through our prevention, outreach, and educational programming, we attempt to reach those individuals who are experiencing, and are at-risk of experiencing, domestic violence.
The response team often serves as an entry point into the emergency shelter program.
Family violence advocates respond to safe locations to provide crisis intervention, immediate assessment, safety planning and referrals to victims.Advocates also assist with the follow-up advocacy including, but not limited to, restraining order assistance and court accompaniment.During 20, we worked with staff and administrators at Plainwell High School (PHS), Maggie’s alma mater (1998), on a committee of 10 members to talk about teen dating violence and PHS’s role in dealing with it in the school setting.We used information from Break The Cycle, Love Is Not Abuse and Love Is Respect to start our committee discussions.After the performance, the actors lead discussions with the audience about the issues presented in the play.
Poster Contest Hosting a poster contest is a great way to reinforce the concepts learned in the curriculum.Session 4: How to Help Friends: Students learn why it is difficult to leave abusive relationships and how to help a friend if she or he is in an abusive relationship.Session 5: Helping Friends: Students practice effective skills for helping friends who are abused or confronting friends who are abusing.is an evidence-based program with strong, long-term outcomes.It was the subject of substantial formative research in fourteen public schools in North Carolina using a rigorous experimental design.The program has been found to be equally effective for males and females and for whites and non-whites. Her etiological research has included identifying determinants, at multiple ecological levels, of violence between adolescent dating couples, adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use and adolescent sexual behavior. Stacey Langwick is an assistant professor at the University of Florida and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. Session 1: Defining Caring Relationships: A bingo game and class discussions introduce students to the program.