Perhaps the worst part of it [...] 1 Comment » // Read More » Parents face a number of challenges trying to raise happy, healthy children in the 21st century.Chief among their concerns is the specter of drug abuse and drug addiction.A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who — Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. RISE Education Certified health educators facilitate comprehensive, age appropriate, evidence based and medically accurate sexuality education for youth ages 11-21 to reduce the initial onset of sexual activity and reduce risky sexual behavior among youth.Programming offered at RSCD and community agencies.
Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.
Mothers and fathers of children who have just entered their teens need to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol.
Unfortunately, those parents who are [...] 2 Comments » // Read More » Many teens exercise, whether through sports, jogging, or an every-other-day trip to the gym.
In fact, the state of Illinois recently passed a law (HB3379) mandating that public schools must provide teen dating violence prevention programs for students in 7th through 12th grades.
Education and prevention programs are in more demand than ever as lawmakers, schools, domestic violence agencies, youth, and adults alike recognize that we can stop domestic violence before it starts.