Breaking the cycle of dating violence
A gift of helps 25 people, helps 100 people and 0 helps 500 people. But parents and teachers may just be the key to protecting youth from dating violence.“Unless someone tells you this is what a violent [partner] looks like, young people wouldn’t know,” Wynn says.Each student will receive a copy of “If I had heard this message as a teen, about the true meaning of sex and its deeper emotional impact, saying ‘no’ would have been easy,” says Brenda Teele.“The message of Breaking the Cycle gives teens a bigger ‘YES.’” Read more about Brenda on her page.Once you break it, don't look back; just move on the best you can and know that a better relationship and a better life can await you in the future.Research shows that children of teen parents often become teen parents themselves.Brenda shows teens that their early choices can impact their lives without defining their futures.
In practice, this means that partners who remain in abusive relationships are treated as aberrations, which can slide into victim-blaming.
Our prevention program aims to create a culture within schools to reduce first-time perpetration of dating and sexual violence, increase the number of non-violent relationships and interactions, and reduce cultural influences and change social norms supporting sexual violence.