Relationship Violence

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Primary Sources: Responding to Domestic Violence and Its Consequences
The statistics are staggering: Approximately one in three adolescent girls today is experiencing some form of abuse in a dating relationship. 

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Bright Idea: Using Literature to Prevent Relationship Violence
Lessons about violence, power, hatred, love and respect are everywhere – from the classic Zora Neale Hurston novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (a staple of high-school English classrooms) to contemporary movies, music and television.

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Youth Speak Out: A Long Road to Healing
A young woman talks about surviving acquaintance rape at age 17 and gives advice about how to get help after sexual assault or rape.

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Addressing the Complexities of Family and Relationship Violence
This issue of NCFY Reports looks at how to work with youth who have experienced family and relationship violence .


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