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What Do You Think Will Help Decrease Dating Violence Amongst Young Adults?

by Sabrin

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Over the past month we’ve received many emails about the issue of dating violence after the tragic incident at the University of Virginia where a lacrosse player was murdered by her boyfriend. http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/04/virginia.lacrosse.yeardley.love/index.html

Dating Violence is an issue that continues to plague college campuses across the United States.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault.”

OAA held a Campus Education Seminar at Hunter College in April, where the event was dominated by a majority male audience. It was motivating to hear these young men talk about the responsibilities they had to teach their friends how to handle healthy relationships.  But it was also surprising to learn how unaware they were of the resources available to them.

It seems that more educational workshops are needed in colleges to teach students about how they can educate and help themselves when faced in violent situations.

What do you think will help decrease dating violence amongst young adults?

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