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.
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 stories and learn how to become activists against domestic violence.
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.
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.
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, authored the bill.
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! When you purchase prints, a portion of the proceeds benefit Break the Cycle.
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.
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:
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.
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 romantically with a man on MySpace, she confiscated her computer and denied her internet privileges, hoping their relationship would end. However, Kristen continued to speak with him using computers outside of her home.