The Many Faces Of Domestic And Teen Dating Violence Fourth Annual Summit at FNU
By: Florida National University
As youth begin dating, it's important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy interaction. The Teen Dating and Violence Summit show teens what makes up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence.
The Teens Against Dating Violence Advisory Board highlights the topic of bystander intervention through interactive role-playing and activities to educate teens and adults on effective bystander strategies while providing them with the skills necessary for safely responding to teen dating violence in their schools and communities.
Attendees will leave the event being able to answer the questions, "How do we measure the impact we have in our communities?
Did You Know?
• 1 in 3 teens experiences dating violence.
• Adolescent girls in abusive relationships are approximately 5 times more likely to become pregnant than girls in non-abusive relationships.
• Most victims murdered by their significant other over the last ten years in Georgia began their relationship with their abuser while between the ages of 13 and 24.
In recent years, there has been a noted trend in couples getting married at a much later time in their lives. Consequently, dating violence continues to escalate. Sadly, teenagers are not immune. The NCADV reports that approximately 1.5 million youth in our schools are victims of dating violence and maltreatment each year. We cannot sit idly by and let this malady continue to plague our community.
Raising Awareness about Domestic Violence
Domestic violence. It's a real crime that happens far too frequently than it should. One act of crime is one too many and it's one that The FNU Powerhouse accompanied with Dr. Jose Reguiero Foundation aims to combat and prevent.
"We're trying to bring awareness to everyone in the South Florida area about how these kinds of offenders control their victims." Dr. Maria Reguiero, President and CEO of Florida National University has said at past events. "We want to empower people with information that will help save lives."
Students will be able to see the signs and end the unhealthy relationship, or if they're already involved, they'll know what they can do to get the assistance to escape. Furthermore, FNU Powerhouse hopes to even prevent someone from becoming an offender.
What is FNU Powerhouse About?
The purpose of the FNU Powerhouse is to educate children, teens as well as adults about the many maladies of crime such as human trafficking, missing children, domestic and teen dating violence. The FNU Powerhouse's initiative is to reach out to the youth, in particular, to educate them about the many indicators that perpetrators of violence are constantly using to control their victims. It is our strong belief that by bringing this kind of awareness to students in the Miami Dade public schools and private institutions, we can help reduce the amount of domestic and teen dating offenses that occur.
FNU Powerhouse's Mission Statement
FNU Powerhouse's mission is to eradicate such societal horrors in the South Florida community. By promoting rallies like The Many Faces of Domestic and Teen Dating Violence along with the support of solid professionals that are movers and shakers in the Miami Dade County and beyond, FNU Powerhouse is certain that children, teens, parents, educators, and the community will be empowered to combat this and steer clear of the path that is domestic violence.
It Takes a Village—or a Community
There are over 85 organizations that make up FNU Powerhouse: Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, Juan Perez and the Miami Dade Police Department, The Coral Gables Police Department, Homeland Security, and well-known businesses, banks, and restaurants like McDonalds, KFC, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, JetStream, Sedanos, Costco, United Way, 1st Bank, Popular Community Bank, PrimeState Public Adjusters, Sparkling Ice, ReMAX and many more are among the long list of movers and shakers in the South Florida region with 700 to 1,000 supporters attending these events.
Get Help From Domestic Violence!
Domestic violence is real and it must be stopped. FNU Powerhouse encourages anyone who might be a victim to get connected and get help! If you think you're a victim of domestic violence, call your local police department.
For further information and resources about domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
How You Can Help Support the Cause
If you want to volunteer at FNU Powerhouse, contact the Florida National University Dean's Office at 305-821-3333.
Again, join us on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 10 AM at Florida National University's Hialeah Campus (4425 W 20th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012).
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