February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and we have tons of amazing activities planned all month long. Help us celebrate healthy relationships and join us in taking action to help spread awareness and prevent dating violence! Here’s how you can help:
Amidst po boys and jazz musicians, the Garden District and the French Quarter, a powerful group of people came together with a common goal: to better equip themselves and their communities to end sexual and domestic violence, dating and stalking.
The problem of sexual assault on campus continues to persist and make headlines in the news. But if you have a child and you think, “they don’t care what I say,” or “they don’t want to hear me talk about that,” you’re wrong.
Experiencing unhealthy or abusive relationship behaviors is already a very difficult situation, but alcohol and drugs can only make it worse.
2016 is here, and while last year’s news has brought issues like sexual assault and dating violence into the spotlight, now is the time for action. Anyone can become an advocate to end dating violence, including you! Here are nine things you can do this year to promote healthy relationships:
When people start dating, new emotions are very intense. No one goes into a relationship thinking about when the tide will turn and you have to start thinking about breaking up. But at some point your feelings may fade and be replaced with a feeling that you should break up. So how can you break up without causing a scene, making yourself or someone else miserable, or worse?
Due to the Internet, pornography is now readily available to anyone at any age in any location. In fact, the average age of first exposure to pornography is now around 11 years old. Without knowledge or understanding what is consensual, respectful intimacy in a relationship, pornography can become a major source of sex education for young people.
At Break the Cycle, we strive everyday to help educate, promote, and spread awareness of healthy relationships behaviors for young people. And we know you believe this is a worthy cause, too. That's why we're asking you to consider donating to Break the Cycle.
Your funds help our organization do so much! Here's just a sampling of the things they help us accomplish:
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and give thanks to what we're grateful for in our partners and healthy relationships. See what the Break the Cycle staff had to say!
Charlotte Keenan, Staff Attorney:
I am thankful for trust and open communication about boundaries and needs.
Sarah Colome, Training and TA Program Manager:
Everyone jokes around and teases their family and friends, as well as in dating relationships. However, there’s a line between being playful and insensitive or mean. What happens when “teasing” goes too far?