Dating violence magazine article

07 Apr

Not long before sunrise on a Midwestern Friday, college student and part-time waitress Alexandra Briggs sat in her one-bedroom apartment, meticulously applying thick makeup all over her face, neck and arms.

It took two coats to cover her boyfriend's teeth marks and the cigarette burns he'd inflicted, along with her newly purpling bruises; her pants hid the spot on her thigh where he'd stabbed her with a fork. "I'm sick," she told her boss as she clocked in and headed to the restroom.

Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.

Concluding with the campaign theme, “ If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t,” the kiosk is designed to trigger recognition in some viewers who may have a feeling that “something’s wrong” in their or a friend’s relationship, but they just can’t identify it.

OPDV continued the Teen Dating Violence campaign in the spring of 2006 with new radio and television public service announcements.

The barcode on the teen’s forehead is eye-catching, drawing the viewer to the headline, “ You are not his property.” The headline refers to the fact that teen dating violence is about more than physical violence.

Most of the teens surveyed reported experiencing such violence more than one time.As part of the Teen Dating Violence public awareness campaign, OPDV produced an innovative poster for mall kiosks.The 40”x50” backlit posters appeared on 27 kiosks in 16 malls throughout New York State in the fall of 2005.The Albany Ad Club is a communications organization comprised of over 300 members from advertising agencies, broadcast television and radio, private industry, and academia and include marketing and public relations professionals, broadcast producers, graphic designers, educators, printers and more.The poster was designed by Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations.“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.The results, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, showed that about 7% of teen girls reported experiencing physical violence, 8% said they experienced sexual violence and 6% experienced both.Almost 21% said they were the victim of some type of dating-related violence.By that morning, she was barely a whisper of herself.As Hubbard would later admit in court, before Briggs had gone to work he'd hit her repeatedly with a small bat and strangled her until she slumped, unconscious—typical of the violence that had started a month into the relationship.