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SADD “KISSING” BOOTH RAISES AWARENESS FOR TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

SADD “KISSING” BOOTH RAISES AWARENESS FOR TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
By Jacqulean Salib In honor of Teen Dating Awareness Month, Carteret High School SADD Club members held a “kissing” booth in the cafeteria on Valentine’s Day to educate fellow peers on teen dating violence. Students were given a chance to spin the wheel and answer questions pertaining to dating violence and healthy relationships. Students received a Hershey Kiss for each question they answered. Students were also able to purchase carnations at the “Kissing” booth for a $1 donation, and raised $100 for Women Aware. Dating violence is a widespread issue with serious long-term and short-term effects. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 21% of female high school students and 10% of male high school students experienced physical and/or sexual dating violence. Several students were unaware of the signs and effects of dating violence. The “kissing” booth provided students with a good learning experience as well as an awareness...
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Sexual Violence and Substance Abuse - The Unspoken Truth

Sexual Violence and Substance Abuse - The Unspoken Truth
Did you ever think about the strong connection between sexual violence and substance abuse? First let’s define sexual violence, because most assume it is just something that occurs in the physical form. But in truth, sexual violence is anything, either physically or verbally, that breaks another person’s trust and/or safety in a sexual manor. This can include such acts as rape, incest, sexual harassment, exposure, etc. Substance abuse often exasperates these negative acts by lowering the inhibition of both the perpetrator and/or the victim. It can also be used as an excuse for this horrendous behavior, often making it difficult for a victim to problem-solve a way out of such a dangerous situation. Were you aware of just how prevalent this connection is? Most are not, because it’s not a very comfortable topic to discuss, but the truth is that: Each year about 37 percent of rapes and sexual assaults involve...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 15, 2017

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 15, 2017
by Jeanne Neuwirth, LSW Armed with a colorful spinning wheel, quiz questions, and Hershey’s Kiss prizes, SADD students recently grabbed the attention of fellow Carteret High School students and educated them on the facts of dating violence and traits of healthy relationships in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to loveisrespect.org , dating violence affects approximately 1.5 million teens annually, and one in three teens in the US has experienced some form of abuse by a dating partner. SADD students quizzed their fellow HS students about traits of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Many students were surprised to learn, for example, that extreme jealousy can be a sign of an unhealthy relationship. SADD students also conducted a flower sale, from which $150 in profits will be donated to Women Aware and loveisrespect.org, a dating violence/domestic violence website and hotline.
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 27th

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 27th
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air. It’s the time of year people focus on their relationships, romance, and dating. But what about the opposite end that is usually kept more hush-hush? Dating violence is way more prevalent than people realize or wants to admit, which is why February is the perfect month to bring awareness to this under-discussed issue. Did you know that one in three teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are dating at some point before they become adults? Yet two-thirds of victims never report the abuse to anyone. That’s a shocking percentage, one that most would not know because of the stigma that is often attached with dating violence. Being a victim of dating abuse could also lead to an increased risk of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, sexual assault, eating disorders, depression and suicide. Everyone has the right...
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