According to loveisrespect.org, one in three teens have experienced relationship or dating violence. I interviewed Emory University’s Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA) to gain insight on what safety in a relationship is.
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.”
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 […]
“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 […]
Gaslighting is one of the most disregarded yet common forms of verbal abuse. And because it is so common, people can find themselves using gaslighting phrases — fueling the flames of abuse in relationships — without knowing it.
Knowing what abuse can look like — in its different forms — could help reduce the frequency of dating violence and other forms of unhealthy relationships among teens. Check it out.
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 […]
As a reporter, it is often hard to stay neutral when presented with a sensitive topic. This was especially the case with the newest issue of VOX Investigates, Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships, which will be released at this Saturday’s VOX-a-palooza event. Join us!
When the time finally came to create the cover for this publication, the VOX Investigates team rallied together to plan and execute the incredible artwork you see today. We wanted to create an eye-catching, informative and unique image that would prompt you to pick up this issue and explore its contents. Love, though often […]
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 […]