She wasn’t able to sleep because, if one of the texts went unanswered, there would be repercussions.“From an advocacy standpoint, we’re still on the end where we have to inquire about it.
It doesn’t necessarily come up freely in conversation because teens and young adults don’t recognize it as a strategy for dating abuse – to exert power and control,” says Ray-Jones.
RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.
Bruises and cuts are one sign to look out for, but it's also important for parents to notice signs of anxiety or depression.Presenting the” Words Not Spoken” Program to teens and young adult audiences as well as to adult audiences brings this often “hidden issue” out into the open, and helps in educating about techniques to promote healthy relationships, and hopefully assists in reducing the numbers of teens and young adults that are in abusive relationships.The teen and young adult characters portrayed in the performance are a reflection of some of the situations members of the audience may be facing.Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.