The pattern of partner violence starts early. So any prevention efforts need to be targeted to youth. We offer a variety of resources you can share with your employees who are parents or use in community outreach efforts. Start with Dating Violence 101.
LIFETIME Anti-Violence Youth and Young Adult Survey
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As part of its ongoing commitment to involvement in the fight against violence against women, Lifetime Television commissioned a survey among 16-24 year old women and men to understand better how adolescents and young adults see the issue. This type of opinion research can help us to understand what people believe about the issue of violence against women and how they think they would behave in certain situations. The survey results provide valuable information that can be deployed in the ongoing effort both to educate the public and to find public policy solutions that can help in addressing a social problem that is responsible for lasting trauma, emotional and physical injury, and, in many cases, even death, to millions of American women every year.
Violence against women is a phenomenon that encompasses a broad range of behavior and acts. For the purpose of this survey, violence against women was defined as: “domestic violence; acts of sexual assault, such as rape; stalking; and verbal, physical, and emotional abuse.”
The survey consisted of a serious of attitudinal, behavior and knowledge-testing questions. On the basis of the information collected, this report will discuss:
·Basic attitudes and beliefs about the seriousness and frequency of violence against women;
·How young men and women report that they would behave or react if confronted with violence against women in their own family or circle of friends and acquaintances; and,
·Conceptions – and misconceptions – about causes of violence against women, and the degree to which young people are in possession of basic facts about the problem.
This document appears courtesy of Lifetime Television, a CAEPV Member.