Hey, Mom and Dad… Parents’ perspectives on teens, dating and dating violence

  |  Topic: Family, Parents, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

A lot of parents believe that if their teens were in an abusive relationship they would be comfortable telling them, but is that really the case? Jason, from VOX Investigates, explores the parents’ perspectives around teens, dating and dating violence. According to loveisrespect.org, 81 percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue, or admit they don’t know it’s an issue, even though almost “1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.”

Hear What Black Boys Think About Dating Violence

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Guy Code, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

Partnership Against Domestic Violence is an organization based in Atlanta that educates young people about healthy relationships. They held a summit in March for Atlanta’s youth to talk about dating violence. I got to chat with some teenage boys — who happen to be black – about what they learned and hope to learn. Click […]

Behaviors & Traits of a Domestic Abuser

  |  Topic: Guy Code, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
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  “So, it’s really a sense of accomplishment, of power…” says Ulster Douglas, executive director of the organization Men Stopping Violence, when asked how domestic abusers feel about their actions. When it comes to dating and domestic violence, our attention is usually focused on the victim. The victim is never at fault, but finding out […]

Where to Turn: Resources for Help

  |  Topic: Advice, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

The VOX Investigates team put together this list of Atlanta-area resources and national hotlines for teens who want to prevent violence in relationships or to get help. (These resources are presented in alphabetical order. VOX reported on the details but doesn’t endorse or evaluate these resources.)    From Pain To Purpose, Inc., offers motivational speakers, panelists, workshops, film […]

Top Ten Songs that Encourage (and Discourage) Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Music, Senior Picks 2016, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

This semester, VOX Investigates takes a deep dive into teen dating violence. According to loveisrespect.org, an organization dedicated to combating dating violence, one in three teens is a victim of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional abuse stemming from an unhealthy dating relationship. Sometimes, unhealthy relationships can be ingrained in our thinking through various mediums, including […]