Join the Men of Strength (MOST) and Women Inspiring Strength and Empowerment (WISE) Clubs in an effort to prevent and raise awareness of Domestic Violence by signing our pledge. We will be posting photos of those who have signed the pledge!
Educate your peers, family and community. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Teens often think behaviors like teasing and name calling are a "normal" part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence. A CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological or emotional violence within a dating relationship. Dating violence can take place in person or via technology and might occur between a current or former dating patrtner.