Anything you do to help create awareness could have a positive impact on someone you know. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please seek help.Many organizations are willing to provide a free, safe space, as well as counseling.Programs related to domestic violence, sexual assault and healthy relationships include Evaluating Relationships 101, Healthy Dating Relationships, Dating Abuse 101 Toolkit, Let’s Get Clear on Consent, The Dynamics of Sexual Assault and Challenging Bystander Behavior.Alpha Chi Omega has created a resource with talking points for our members to help them feel prepared to respond to a sister or friend who chooses to disclose a sexual assault to them.Another study found that teenage girls in abusive relationships are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, have eating disorders, engage in unsafe sexual behaviors, and attempt suicide.Unfortunately, the number of teens who suffer from abuse in relationships is not small: nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual violence in a relationship during their adolescent years.Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship?February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. One study found that, in junior high and high school, teens who drank alcohol before age 13 were more likely to be both victims and abusers when it comes to physical dating violence.
The guide focuses on resources to learn, plan and act.If you or someone you know is in a relationship where one person acts like this, there are places you or your friend can go for help. Creating awareness about dating violence among teens can help prevent more teens from getting physically or emotionally abused in their relationships.For example, you might talk to your guidance counselor about hosting an event at your school.is a program designed to educate members on dating violence, sexual assault and healthy relationships.This program is provided to each chapter once every four years and is facilitated by an Alpha Chi Omega volunteer.We provide several promotional items, e.g., pass-it-on cards and ribbons, to members to raise awareness during tabling events, as well as an educational program or resource. Download the financial empowerment facilitation guide, Power Point and AXΩ Finanacial Empowerment Curriculum Training video, created in partnership with the Allstate Foundation.Get involved in the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Use these resources along with our ready-to-submit editorial to facilitate a conversation about financial abuse with your chapter, your friends and/or in your community. Participate in the Mary Kay and Alpha Chi Omega photo contest.The Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month’s website provides free materials to help get your event started.Or, try talking to someone in your school’s newspaper office to see if they’d be willing to publish an article about teen dating violence.Learn More Programs with Purpose are ready-made programs (including facilitation guides and handouts) available for chapters to present to their members.They are built on learning objectives that help facilitate personal and chapter growth.