One in three teens in the United States will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by a current partner, and almost half of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors (www.loveisrespect.org). Despite these alarming statistics, many communities lack the necessary support and resources needed to discuss and address dating violence, sexual assault, and healthy relationships with youth seeking services across our diverse disciplines.
On the heels of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, End Abuse staff members, Cody Warner and Stephanie Ortiz will lead participants through a discussion on practical ways CCR and other multidisciplinary teams can engage in youth advocacy efforts to support victims of teen dating violence, as well as infuse primary prevention practices into their community response work.
About the CCR Equity Webinar Series
Ensuring Coordinated Community Response (CCR) efforts provide comprehensive, holistic support to all survivors is essential to effective systems advocacy. This involves taking an intersectional approach to CCR work and advocating for community supports that address the needs of the most marginalized community member, or the Last Survivor. Centering the realities and needs of these marginalized groups in turn enables us to reach all survivors and create effective, sustainable movement toward ending domestic violence and other forms of oppression.
The CCR Equity Webinar Series is an End Abuse initiative providing tools and best practice strategies for CCRs and other multidisciplinary teams. The series aims to strengthen our collective response to domestic and sexual violence through an antioppression, equity-driven lens, further enabling us to better serve the Last Survivor.