Charity and Justice

 

FACTS ABOUT DATING ABUSE AND TEEN VIOLENCE

 

  • Nearly 21% of female high school students and 13% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically abused by dating partners every year.

  • 10% of teenage students in dating relationships were coerced into sexual intercourse

  • 26% of teens in relationships were victim of cyber dating abuse. Females were twice as likely to be victims as males.

  • 57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship

  • Only 33% of teenage dating abuse victim ever tell anyone about it

  • 50% of youth reporting dating violence and rape also reported attempting suicide. This is compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys.

(This information is taken from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence fact sheet.)

 

 

GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES FOR DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (http://www.loveisrespect.org/)

Safe Dates, An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum by Hazelden (http://www.hazelden.org/HAZ_MEDIA/safedates_research.pdf)

Love Is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention Curriculum (from Break the Cycle) (https://www.breakthecycle.org/sites/default/files/pdf/lina-curriculum-high-school.pdf)

Teen Relationship Violence: A resource guide for increasing safety (from the Ohio Domestic Violence Network) www.odvn.org

 

 

 

 

 
"WITH PASSION BUT WITHOUT VIOLENCE" - 
"... as disciples of Jesus Christ, who has taught us the power love has to change hearts and minds, I look to the future, not with facile optimism, but with hope." 
A quote from a statement given by Bishop Murry, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism, at a news conference at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial, with the Knights of Columbus and the W.J. Seymour Institute in Washington, D.C. A link to the whole article is below:

 

 

 

Charity and Justice Chair
Karen Hoffman       ph.216-513-6444 

email: klhoffman5@gmail.com  

 

 

As a way of life, we receive strength from the Eucharist, seeking to educate and provide opportunities for parishioner involvement to respond to needs and injustices locally, nationally and globally.

 

 

Missions and Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Service

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Portage Co. Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Equal Exchange

 

 

 

 Giving Tree

 

 

 

 Safer Future Shower

 

 

 

 

 

First Step For Change

 

 

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