These Counselor Advocates provide short-term crisis counseling at WRC offices or in local schools, colleges, and universities.
Accompaniment to medical, police and court proceedings related to domestic violence and sexual assault is provided.
Free adult chat by zip - Dating violence awareness week
In a national survey, 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the previous 12 months†.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month was designed to bring awareness to the problem of dating abuse.
The national awareness effort traces its roots to the Violence Against Women Act of 2005.
In 2006, Congress declared the first full week in February “National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week.” In 2010, the entire month of February was dedicated to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.
The National Resource Center for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is sponsored by Break the Cycle and loveisrespect as a collaborative effort to promote February as “teen DVmonth.” Break the Cycle is a leading national voice for the prevention of dating violence among teens and young adults.
With partners ranging from MTV to the White House, Break the Cycle creates innovative programming to educate and engage youth to take a direct role in ending violence while simultaneously building the tools and resources for adults to lead youth on that journey.
An official technical assistance provider for the U. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Break the Cycle’s teen DVmonth efforts reach more than one million youth and adults annually.
Loveisrespect is the most comprehensive online destination for healthy relationships.
A project of Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline, loveisrespect provides information, tips and action strategies for young people to prevent and end dating abuse, along with 24/7 confidential peer-led support available by phone, text or chat.
The Women’s Resource Center addresses the problem of dating violence year-round.
The Center’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna County offices employ full-time Counselor Advocates to work with teen and young adult victims of dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.