How the 'Rise Beyond Violence campaign helps prevent teen dating violence
Nationwide, about 1 in 3 teens have been victims of dating violence and about the same number have been the abusers, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
But studies have shown that teen dating violence can go unnoticed or be overlooked.
Women Helping Women and Cincinnati Public Schools have partnered to provide teen dating violence and sexual violence prevention training to students in grades 7-12. Now Women Helping Women's "Rise Beyond Violence" campaign has nearly doubled its goal, raising $10 million.
On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss how the funds will help to expand the prevention program in schools.
If you are experiencing dating violence or any kind of gender-based violence you can contact the Women Helping Women 24-hour hotline by phone or text 513-381-5610. You can also reach the National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 or 1-800-656-HOPE.
- Kristin Shrimplin, president and CEO, Women Helping Women
- Iranetta Wright, superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools
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