The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
The winners of the contest will not only receive a cash prize, but will also have their videos shown by the WCA during all of our high school presentations. Click here to find out more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
[Read more...] BOISE, ID — February 1, 2014 — Boise Mayor Bieter has proclaimed February 2014 as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month”.
February 12, 2015 For Immediate Release STUDENT CONTEST WINNERS HONORED FOR RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT DATING ABUSE AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest.
Judges and staff were impressed with the high quality submissions, which provide information and resources about dating abuse and healthy relationships to teens and young adults.Stinson is involved in National Honor Society, is the president of Junior Civitans and is an officer in Pocatello High School’s Cultural Unity Club.She plans to study medicine at the University of Utah after graduation.The contest winners are: [Read more...] The Women’s and Children’s Alliance has an exciting opportunity for junior high school, high school, and college students!The WCA is hosting a Public Service Announcement Contest for any student to enter.We know that all forms of domination and violence are interconnected.