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  1. 1. Nick Ransom and Brianna Smith NC State University WGS/STS 210 Women and Gender in Science and Technology WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN AND DASH stop dating violence and abuse
  3. 3. CALLING MEN AND BOYS The White Ribbon Campaign works towards inspiring men of all ages to embrace change. Men can make a difference regarding violence, harassment and sexual assault. Their vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. They believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.
  4. 4. Education White Ribbon positively teaches men and boys by offering educational programming that challenges patriarchal language and behaviors that lead to violence against women.
  5. 5. Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications for victims: Many will continue to be abused in their adult relationships and are at a higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and suicide. THE FUTURE
  7. 7. This issue is real. Believe survivors’ experiences. Your support will make a difference. Tell them ‘it’s not your fault ’ No one asks for or deserves to be sexually assaulted or harassed. BELIEVE it’s not your fault
  8. 8. Don’t walk on by if you witness harassment or an assault on the street or anywhere: assess the risk, then intervene and confront or defuse the situation TRUST YOUR GUT Call 911.
  9. 9. Ask if you can help people who have experienced violence and connect them to support services. Help the organizations that support survivors of violence. OFFER SUPPORT
  10. 10. Lead by example. Question your own attitudes and behaviors and how they may disrespect or harm women. Sexist language and street harassment all contribute to a IT STARTS WITH YOU culture of violence.
  11. 11. Talk to your family, friends and co- workers about the roles they can play in ending violence against women. Challenge men and young men in your life to make a difference! BE A ROLE MODEL
  12. 12. The White Ribbon campaign offers the resources you need to get involved and make a difference. LEARN MORE GET INVOLVED!
  13. 13. MYTHS There are many misconceptions often used by individuals to justify the domestic abuse. Many do not want to believe they are in an abusive relationship or are abusing their partners and use the following statements to rationalize the abusive behavior from their partners or themselves:
  14. 14. Domestic violence is rare. Domestic violence is not a problem in my community. Domestic violence only happens to poor women. Domestic violence only happens to women of color. Some people deserve to be hit. Domestic violence is a personal problem between families. If it were that bad, they would just leave. Alcohol and drug abuse cause domestic violence. Domestic violence is only a one time, isolate incident. Domestic violence only happens between husband and wife. Domestic violence is not a crime.
  16. 16. MISSION STATEMENT We strive to: • Raise awareness in our community of the magnitude, proliferation and dangers of teen dating abuse; • Educate and encourage teens to engage in healthy relationship behavior; • Help teens, and parents, to recognize and act upon warning signs; • Provide resources to identify places of help for teens in distress, or in potentially dangerous dating situations.
  17. 17. WHAT IS DATING ABUSE? • Dating abuse is a pattern of controlling behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or a boyfriend. At the heart of dating abuse is and .POWER CONTROL
  19. 19. • Girls are more likely to yell, threaten to hurt themselves, pinch, slap, scratch, or kick; • Boys injure girls more severely and frequently; • Some teen victims experience violence occasionally; • Others are abused more often...sometimes daily. Prevalence Teen dating violence runs across race, gender, and socioeconomic lines. Both males and females are victims.
  20. 20. GUESS THE STATS - 1 • 1. A comparison of Intimate Partner Violence rates between teens and adults reveals that ________are at higher risk of intimate partner abuse. • TEENS
  22. 22. GUESS THE STATS - 2 • 2.“_______of female and _________of male high school students endorse some form of sexual coercion, including unwanted kissing, hugging, genital contact, and sexual intercourse. 77% 67%
  23. 23. GUESS THE STATS - 3 • 3. Teen dating abuse most often takes place in the _________of one of the partners. HOME
  24. 24. GUESS THE STATS - 4 • 4. About ___________teens report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse each year 1 IN 4
  25. 25. GUESS THE STATS - 5 • 5. Only ___________ of teens who have been in or known about an abusive dating relationship report having told anyone about it. • 33%
  26. 26. GUESS THE STATS - 6 • 6. ______ of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue. • 81%
  28. 28. • Hitting • Slapping • Punching • Shoving • Pinching • Kicking • Pulling hair • Throwing objects • Choking • Using a weapon PHYSICAL
  29. 29. • Ignoring the partner’s feelings • Intimidation and isolation • Displaying inappropriate anger • Damaging personal property • Preventing the partner from leaving • Humiliating a partner in public or private • Excessive or abusive online contact • Sharing private information online PSYCHOLOGICAL / EMOTIONAL
  30. 30. • Unwanted touching, kissing, or other sexual activity • Making unwanted sexual comments • Posting the partner’s private sexual photos online • Not allowing the partner to use birth control SEXUAL
  31. 31. • Name calling • Putdowns of the person or their family and friends • Yelling or shouting • Insulting the partner’s beliefs and values • Using sexually derogatory names • Threatening the person or their family and friends VERBAL
  32. 32. • Stealing your money • Using your ATM or credit card without your consent • Deliberately breaking or damaging your possessions • Not letting you go to work • Stress leads to job loss FINANCIAL
  33. 33. • Extreme jealousy • Controlling behavior • Quick sexual involvement • Unpredictable mood wings • Alcohol or drug use • Explosive anger • Isolating a partner from friends and family • Using force during an argument • Showing hypersensitivity • Believes in rigid gender roles • Blames others for his or her problems or feelings • Cruel to animals or children • Verbally abusive • Abused former partners • Threatens violence WARNING SIGNS
  35. 35. WHITE RIBBON – DASH PROJECT Washington DC July 19, 2014
  36. 36. Nick Ransom with Wendy Claunch (Vice President of DASH) Wendy Claunch is the content manager and technical writer for DASH.
  37. 37. The combined DASH and WHITE RIBBON display Materials for our exhibit were provided by DASH. These items included a green throw for the table, a banner, about 200 bracelets that were inscribed with “dating abuse stops here”, 150 brochures and 100 flyers. In addition to these materials, we made about 100 white ribbons, and the trifold display board.
  41. 41. QUESTION 1. • Did you know that one in four people will be the victim of abuse?
  42. 42. QUESTION 2 Do you know anyone who has been the victim of abuse?
  43. 43. REFLECTIONS ON THE DAY • My favorite male interview: "I think dating abuse is a system of patterns and behaviors that occur between a man and his spouse or whoever he or she is in a relationship with. This can be anything from sexual abuse to verbal abuse. I guess that would also include emotional and physical abuse too then." "I really like all the information that you have listed on your fliers and poster! But yeah, I always had a vague idea of what the warning signs were but never really knew for sure. I just figured I'd know it when I see it. It's like common sense. I didn't know that people in these kinds of relationships should create a safety plan for getting out. I guess you can never be to careful when it comes to protecting yourself" - Josh from Montgomery County Maryland (White male. He took one of everything) • Favorite female interview: "WOW! Just WOW! I'm so happy all of yall are doing this! This makes my day so much better. Seeing young people, especially young men coming out here to educate the public." "Dating abuse to me is when a male tries to harm the female he is in a relationship with emotionally, mentally or physically. Sometimes I guess it could be the other way around too... But I don't think it's that common" "I didn't know people will try to limit your social circle. I mean I guess my boyfriend could want me to himself all the time. But hopefully he would never keep me from going out and getting some me time with my friends. That's eye opening." -Tahlya from Huston Texas (African American female. She took one of everything and a few extra for her friends)
  44. 44. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED • We have learned through this process that no one is immune to violence. • We have learned that abuse strikes men, women, and children of all nationalities, ages, educational levels, and income levels. • We have learned that even those that have a strong support system fall victim to abuse. • We have learned that the abused is most often silent enabling the abuse to escalate. • We have learned that there are warning signs that we need to be aware of so that we can help others in need. • We have learned that we need to stop others from abusing by talking, educating, mentoring, and campaigning against abuse.
  45. 45. KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER • ANYONEcan be a victim of dating violence. Victims (and abusers) come from all age groups, races, classes and backgrounds. • ABUSEgets worse over time. It may begin with verbal abuse and escalate to physical or sexual assault or other violence. • YOUcannot change the abuser. For any change to take place, the abuser must take responsibility for his/her behavior.
  46. 46. WHERE TO GO FOR HELP • National TEEN Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 TTY: 1-866-331-8453 • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  47. 47. Nickolas Ransom and Brianna Smith THANK YOU
  48. 48. WORKS CITED American Bar Association. (2009, February 22). Teen Dating Violence Facts. Retrieved July 20, 2014, from National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative: Break The Cycle . (2014, March 8). College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2014, from Break the Cycle: Break the Cycle . (2014, July 26). Dating Violence 101. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from is-dating-violence Break the Cycle. (2011, February 9). Let Your Heart Rule. Washington , DC, United States of America. Decker M, Silverman J, Raj A.( 2005). Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Testing and DiagnosisAmong Adolescent Females. Pediatrics. 116: 272-276 Do (2014, July 22). 11 Facts About Domestic and Dating Violence . Retrieved July 22, 2014, from Fiore, B. Stop the Violence. Stop the Violence . Photobucket, New York. Foshee, V. A., & McNaughton Reyes, H. L. (2012). Dating Abuse: Prevalence, COnsequences, and Predictors. . Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 602-615. Foshee, V., Benefield, T., Suchindran , C., Ennett, S. T., Bauman, K. E., Karriker-Jaffe, K. J., et al. (2009). The Development of Four Types of Adolescent Dating Abuse and Selected Demographic Correlates. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 380-400. Heather A, S., Byers, E. S., Whelen, J. J., & Saint Pierre, M. (2006). "If It Hurts You, Then It Is Not A Joke": Adolescents' Ideas ABout Girls' and Boys' Use and Experience of Abusive Behavior in Dating Relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1191-1207.
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Editor's Notes

  • Teen dating violence runs across race, gender, and socioeconomic lines. Both males and females are victims. Violence is not gender specific although boys injure girls more severely. Whether abuse occurs only once or once a day abuse is a crime and must be stopped.
  • The following slides show some of the horrific statistics that surround dating abuse. A comparison of Intimate Partner Violence rates between teens and adults reveals that teens are at higher risk of intimate partner abuse.
  • Seventy seven percent of female and 67 percent of male high school students endorse some form of sexual coercion, including unwanted kissing, hugging, genital contact, and sexual intercourse.
  • Most abuse occurs in the home where typically individuals feel safe. If the abuse is committed in the abused person’s home the trauma is replayed over and over again. Teens do not typically have the resources to leave the home and move elsewhere.
  • One quarter of teens are the victim of some form of abuse. Since many people remain silent about their abusive experiences the numbers could be much higher.
  • Only 33 % of teens who have been in or known about an abusive dating relationship report having told anyone about it. There are a number of reasons that this statistic is so alarming. These include fear for themselves, their family and friends, thinking that they deserved to be hit, a lack of self-esteem, feeling like no one will listen, not knowing who to turn to, a lack of trust with authority, and depression.
  • The number of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue was an astonishing 81%. If the parents are not aware of the problem, then they cannot make their children aware of dating violence and its warning signs.
  • Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online
  • The physical actions of abuse include: hitting, slapping, punching, shoving, pinching, kicking, pulling hair, throwing objects, choking, or using a weapon.
  • The psychological and emotional aspects of violence include, ignoring the partner’s feelings, using intimidation and isolation, displaying inappropriate anger or rage, damaging someone’s personal property, preventing a person from leaving, humiliating a partner in private or public forums, excessive online contact, or sharing private information or photos online.
  • Sexual abuse can be physical, verbal, or technical. Calling someone sexually explicit names, showing someone’s private sexual photos, or not allowing your partner to use birth control are all sexually abusive acts. Sexual abuse is not just physical unwanted sexual activity of any kind.
  • Verbal abuse is extremely common. It is so common in fact that many people do not consider this a form of abuse. Most abusers respond by saying that they were just arguing and they didn’t really mean to call them a name or to threaten them. This is one of the first signs of abusive behavior.
  • Financial abuse is not a type of abuse that readily comes to mind but it is one of the rising issue around teen dating. A partner who steals you money, doesn’t let you go to work, or deliberately breaks your possessions is also considered an abuser.
  • These are some of the warning signs of an abusive personality. There are others and each individual is different, but this list offers the most common abusive traits. The warning signs include: Extreme jealousy, Controlling behavior, Quick sexual involvement, Unpredictable mood wings, Alcohol or drug use, Explosive anger, Isolating a partner from friends and family, Using force during an argument, Showing hypersensitivity, Believes in rigid gender roles, Blames others for his or her problems or feelings, Cruel to animals or children, Verbally abusive, Abused former partners, and Threatens violence.
  • Our physical project consisted of a booth with information, pamphlets, bracelets, key chains, and white ribbons. The location was to be in one of the larger downtown DC shopping venues. However, we were unable to get the necessary permits so we set up along one of the gravel pathways that boarder the national mall in Washington DC. We were about halfway between the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. This ended up working much better than the original plan, because there was a more diverse population of people that walked by the exhibit.
  • Wendy Claunch is the Vice President of DASH. She helped us with our project by offering support and guidance to anyone who stopped and had questions. She provided her time offering us and others her invaluable expertise to go compliment our colorful display.
  • Nick made a tri-fold poster and put information from the DASH website all over it. It was bright, colorful and eye catching. We also made 80 white support ribbons and put them in a basket. We brought a table and two chairs. Wendy supplied us with a green throw for the table, a banner, about 200 rubber bracelets that said "dating abuse stops here" on them which went in the other basket, 150 brochures and 100 fliers. She also gave us about 20 pins and 15 or so key chains. We also listened to the advice that we received from one of our classmates and offered people the opportunity to take a very short two question survey. The survey was anonymous as no personal information was obtained.
  • We passed out all our pamphlets and fliers, as well as all the bracelets and key chains. In the four hours we were there we counted 253 people who stopped by our booth. Of those 253. one hundred and twenty seven of them took the survey.