Teen dating and breakups
That’s Not Cool addresses ways teens can work against dating abuse in their everyday actions.The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.
Mary spoke about her anger at Lauren for going to visit her boyfriend alone.
I paid little attention to what happened to Lauren Astley on July 3, 2011.
For the next few minutes, her last year of life unfolded. Lauren's three-year relationship had ups and downs like any other teenage union.
There were photos at the beach and of sun-dressed summer nights, of Lauren hugging her parents at graduation, and others of her belly laughing with friends. After a rocky few months tinged with fighting and weeping, Lauren broke up with her boyfriend for good during the spring of senior year.
Womens provides easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence.
All through Massachusetts, teenagers are working to bringing awareness to the growing problem of dating and breakup violence.“Of teenagers who are in abusive relationships, 3 percent will tell an authority figure, 6 percent will tell a family member, but 75 percent will tell a friend - that’s why we focus on kids,” former Middlesex County, Mass., District Attorney Gerry Leone tells “48 Hours”.National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.Ever since my daughters were small, I have inundated them with broadcasts about the perils of life. Don't go to the bathroom alone at a concert and never get in a car with someone you don't know. When I met Mary Dunne, however, I realized that I was merely scratching the surface.Since they could walk and talk, I professed the danger of strangers, and ensured that they looked both ways before crossing. I recently attended an event hosted by The Second Step, an organization near Boston that focuses on helping victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives. Mary became reluctantly famous on July 3, 2011, when her 18-year-old daughter Lauren Astley was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.I felt nervous and unsure of what to say, but Mary made it easy. Even in the pothole of life called grief, she found a way to show me compassion.