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Dating Violence Blog

August 15, 2008
Break the Cycle was thrilled to attend Mary Kay’s annual sales-force conference in Dallas. We were greeted by hundreds of Independent Beauty Consultants and were impressed by their compassion, drive and style.As part of Mary Kay’s Social Responsibility booth, we helped spread the word about... Read More
May 27, 2008
Nearly four years ago, I was promoted into the position of Executive Director at a time of challenging transition for Break the Cycle. During my tenure, we have achieved impressive accomplishments, embarked on major organizational restructuring, and clearly defined Break the Cycle's goals and... Read More
May 13, 2008
As part of a global effort, Mary Kay is donating its profits from the Beauty that Counts™ campaign to change the lives of women and children.Through the sale of Creme Lipstick in Apple Berry, Mary Kay is sponsoring Break the Cycle's groundbreaking Ending Violence DVD – an interactive domestic... Read More
May 01, 2008
Break the Cycle’s first online drive, the Brick Campaign, was a huge success! We surpassed our goal, selling out all available bricks. Break the Cycle is proud to unveil the community proclamation of those that stand with us against domestic violence. Each brick contains a personal message of... Read More
April 14, 2008
On a rainy Saturday earlier this year, Break the Cycle spent the day with the dynamic Los Angeles Youth Leadership Council (LAYLC), presenting workshops on healthy relationships.A flagship program of the Majestic Realty Foundation, LAYLC is a group of young leaders from throughout Los Angeles... Read More
April 08, 2008
Break the Cycle is thrilled to announce its 4th annual Savor the Season signature fundraising event, which has been named one of the top ten food and wine events in Los Angeles.This year, Savor the Season will be held at the Vibiana in downtown LA, on Sunday September 21st from 6-9 PM. The... Read More
April 01, 2008
On Sunday, April 6, more than 80 friends and supporters of Break the Cycle ran or walked in solidarity at the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Victims’ Rights.The Run/Walk was a wonderful success! Thank you to everyone who gave their time, energy and dollars in honor of Break the Cycle and our... Read More
March 23, 2008
Dating violence harms one out of every three teens in the United States. That number is unacceptable but will not change unless youth have the resources they need to create and maintain healthy relationships. You Can Help! Young people need a safe space to ask questions, get expert advice, share... Read More
February 03, 2008
Today, Break the Cycle issued the first-ever state-by-state report card evaluating the level of legal protection each state offers young victims of domestic and dating violence. The report was issued in conjunction with National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.The report... Read More
January 31, 2008
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week is February 4-8. In recognition, Break the Cycle is expanding our online content and improving the navigation of both sites. These changes reflect our growing programs and long-standing commitment to ending domestic violence. Our new training... Read More
December 20, 2007
National leaders are stepping up to help address teen dating violence. This week the US Senate unanimously passed a resolution making February 4-8, 2008, "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week." Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a long time advocate of dating violence prevention,... Read More
October 15, 2007
Break the Cycle would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Savor the Season and those involved with making this year’s event a remarkable success! More than 15 restaurants offered beautiful and delectable food to more than 300 wonderful guests at Savor the Season 2007.See the photos... Read More
September 17, 2007
Fall is an exciting time at Break the Cycle; we are busy helping youth activists complete their summer projects and begin new projects for the school year. This year our youth activists raised the bar of innovation by using technology to raise awareness of teen dating violence.This summer, we... Read More
August 31, 2007
We are pleased to announce that Break the Cycle has launched a three-year strategic plan. The plan affirms that Break the Cycle’s most vibrant, important and sustainable future lies in building our role as a national advocacy organization. From that vision, three goals arose:Educating teens... Read More
July 06, 2007
Verizon Wireless West Area Hopeline supports Break the Cycle’s work to prevent domestic violence in Los Angeles.We are pleased to recognize the Verizon Wireless West Area Hopeline for their continued support of Break the Cycle’s life-saving work with young people in Los Angeles.Verizon... Read More
June 22, 2007
The ever-growing popularity of online communities like MySpace and Facebook are raising concerns and eyebrows of parents everywhere, like a California couple whose teenage daughter developed a relationship online with a much older man.When Kristen’s mother discovered that she had been talking... Read More
May 17, 2007
Northrop Grumman supports Break the Cycle’s work to teach teens that they have a right to safe and healthy relationships.We are pleased to recognize Northrop Grumman Corporation for their continued support of Break the Cycle’s life-saving work with young people in Los Angeles.Northrop Grumman... Read More
May 04, 2007
Family Circle magazine’s June 2007 edition courageously tackles the difficult issue of what a parent can do to help a child experiencing dating violence. Contributing writer Richard Laliberte interviewed experts for the article including Break the Cycle’s director of national programs, Liza... Read More
April 25, 2007
During the month of April, Lifetime Television and Take5 on XM 155, a women’s talk and lifestyle channel, are partnering to stop violence against women.This year, Lifetime’s campaign features a new Lifetime original movie, A Life Interrupted, the story of rape-survivor Debbie Smith, who helped... Read More

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