“I am a survivor, but I am not a victim”: PADV Teens Reflect on Love and Abuse

  |  Topic: Advice, Atlanta Teen Voices, Identity, Love, Personal, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence

VOX ATL went to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s Teen Summit, where teens crafted vision boards inspired by dialogue about self love, performed pieces of songs and poetry, and practiced communication around boundaries.

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 […]

Men’s Weakness – An original poem

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“Men’s Weakness” is an original poem created through Atlanta Word Works. Written by Joshua Stewart and Cole Jones-Ford. This poem focuses on violence against women and sheds light on the social construction of masculinity.

A Message to Young Men From the 2016 PADV Teen Summit

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“I know people who have been victims of domestic violence, and a lot of times, that’s a story that people don’t get to tell,” says Cole Ford, 19. “I feel that art is expression … so I wrote this to try to be a voice for someone who may need their voice to be heard right now.”

VOX Investigates Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Videos, VOX Investigates
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In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Georgia ranks 3rd in the nation for the highest amount of teen-reported cases of physical abuse in a relationship. The issue of teen dating violence is incredibly prevalent among Atlanta youth, and it is an issue the VOX Investigates spring team is ready to […]