Teen Girls Develop Healthy Relationships App for Break the Cycle

black-girls-code-hackathonThis past weekend (June 7th and 8th), over 200 girls on two coasts between the ages of 12 to 17 got to work at the Black Girls CODE Hackathon titled “Love Is Respect.” The two-day hackathon held in Oakland, California and Brooklyn, New York was powered by Black Girls CODE, Break the Cycle and Verizon Wireless, focusing on empowering the girls through consciousness

Isla Vista and its Relation to Dating Abuse

By now, you’ve heard about the tragic events that occurred in Isla Vista, near the University of California Santa Barbara on Friday, May 23. Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old man, went on a killing spree, taking the lives of six people before committing suicide. In the weeks leading up to the shooting, Rodger posted angry, vitriolic YouTube videos of himself declaring his hatred of women along with a 137-page manifesto detailing his childhood and adolescence, which he describes as filled with isolation, loneliness and rejection by his peers.

Do They Want to Spend Time Together or Isolate?

It’s romantic and fun, especially at the beginning of a relationship, to hang with each other all the time. Both partners can be so into each other that sometimes they can forget about the other people in their lives. However, in a healthy relationship, this kind of behavior begins to fade a bit as both partners resume their lives with each other in them. So when does it go from puppy love and infatuation to potentially abusive?

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