“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”.
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There is not a lot of research to support this commonsense idea.
Much of the work being done with men and boys is not well-known, despite the fact that this is a thriving movement.
Here is a snapshot of some of those efforts, both global and local, and what we know about their effectiveness.
Created from tragedy, Dating Abuse Stops Here, or DASH, was created to inspire and inform a community.
The site offers fact sheets, information, and resources about teen dating abuse to help teens, their parents and friends understand more about this growing problem.
The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.
It’s mission is to promote dynamic educational programs, particularly those in the areas of the development of healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.
Reports of domestic violence perpetrated by athletes have grown more common.
This has led to visible efforts by sports organizations to respond with sanctions for perpetrators and to become part of prevention efforts, like the NFL’s No More.
Some efforts to involve men are directed in the arena of sports because, well, men like sports.
They venerate sports figures and identify with teams.
Womens provides easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence.