Videos dating violence
The original videos, one minute or less in length, should illustrate one or more values of a healthy relationship.Dates for submissions run through January 31, 2016.
For more information or to submit an entry,click here.To mark February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, The Retreat, a domestic violence services organization in East Hampton, is joining forces with a statewide movement to make a change this January.The Retreat has teamed up with the New York State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence to invite kids ages 14 to 18 to put their creative ideas and social media skills to work in the 2016 #ICan Do Something Video Challenge.During the month of January, teens are invited to share videos with The Retreat using #Retreat ICDS.The Retreat will then share each video received on its social media channels to help the video go viral.Participants in the project are asked to use the hashtag #ICan Do Something NY to share ideas.
Some ways teens can get started, according to the New York State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence, include: Send a tweet to your followers:“I will say something if I see someone being abused by a partner.
@NYSOPDV #tdvcandyhearts”“I will support victims of teen dating violence in my community.
@NYSOPDV #tdvcandyhearts”Teen dating violence is a serious and growing concern, the office states.
According to the New York State Office for Prevention of Domestiv violence, : 61 percent of female victims and 44 percent of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
In the United States alone, approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls, or an estimates of up to 35 percent, is a victim of interpersonal violence.
Statistics indicate that 80 percent of teens say they know someone who has been controlled by a partner, and 60 percent know someone who has been physically abused.