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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
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In your experiences, does gender, race, age or economic status make a difference in who is more likely to become a victim of dating violence? Which groups are more likely to be victimized?
Dee
02/10/2016
arrow icon There really is no "typical victim"; however. there are comm...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Dating violence has no preference. It is about power and con...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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Do you have suggestions on engaging bystanders (friends, classmates, etc.)?
Laurie
02/10/2016
arrow icon The DateSafe Project is an excellent resource for proactive ...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon It is critical to teach bystanders to intervene to stop abus...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Great question Laurie, Engaging bystanders has always been...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
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Dee
02/10/2016
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How can we talk to teenagers about sexting in a way that isn't fear or shame based? It's important of course to talk about the risks--especially in context of an abusive relationship--but it is also a form...
Maggie Nicholso
02/10/2016
arrow icon Entry 3: “We’ll get through this.” “There are some things y...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Entry 2:It can be a way to demonstrate their courage (on a d...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon entry 1: Sexting among teens seems to be about a number of t...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Great question. I agree, teaching about the risks is importa...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon My organization just covered this yesterday in a news interv...
Drew Crecente
02/10/2016
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What would you say as to why young people get involved in relationships that could lead to violence? If those do lead to violence, why would you say that they stay in the relationship for so long without ...
AcBatts
02/10/2016
arrow icon A lot of them stay involved for some of those same reasons. ...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Because they do not know what dating violence is. They do no...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Teenagers are not fully developed cognitively, and may not r...
Dee
02/10/2016
arrow icon There are a variety of reasons why a young person may get in...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
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Are apps effective engagement tools? There are a number of them out there, but was interested in any info on how often they are used.
Will
02/10/2016
arrow icon You are correct. There are tons of apps available for use by...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
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K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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If you have a school that recommends parental approval for participation in these programs what is the best way for you to sell your program so parents are accepting of the information?
dra
02/10/2016
arrow icon I agree; approach the discussion with parents as a healthy r...
Jennifer Taylor
02/10/2016
arrow icon Great question. Providing parents with evidence based mate...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Approach the subject from a "healthy relationship" standpoin...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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What are the best resources to use in addressing Teen Dating Violence in a group discussion? Classroom setting?
Susan Clark
02/10/2016
arrow icon I would agree with all of the above mentioned resources; how...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Safe Dates is the curriculum our agency has used for three y...
Marina Rogers
02/10/2016
arrow icon thesafespace.org — Break the Cycle created thesafespace.org,...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Preventio...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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What factors would compell a teen to stay in an abusive relationship when they are going to have support from their family and friends to get out of it.
medlinsm
02/10/2016
arrow icon We cannot deny the fact that media plays a role in why teens...
Jennifer Taylor
02/10/2016
arrow icon The control of the abuser on the victim can play a large rol...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon The dynamics of dating violence are similar to DV. Some cont...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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Our nonprofit organization has been working to prevent teen dating violence through the use of video games designed specifically for that purpose. We are a very small organization and have had a lot of ...
Drew Crecente
02/10/2016
arrow icon Thanks for the information. I will look into this.
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon Hi Drew, Thanks again. I will check out these sites toda...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Please feel free to look at our games - they are all free - ...
Drew Crecente
02/10/2016
arrow icon Hi Drew, This is an awesome idea. Our agency has looked in...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon I am not aware of video games, however, there are several in...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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What is the best way to respond when the victim denies a sexual assault weeks after she has disclosed that it happened? In this case she says she disclosed b/c the boyfriend broke up with her and denied it...
Trish
02/10/2016
arrow icon I do understand. We can not force a victim to tell or disclo...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon In the state of Georgia that is a sexual assault, a 13 year ...
Marina Rogers
02/10/2016
arrow icon If a victim recants, it's best practice to allow her the opt...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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Is encouraging teens to be in healthy relationships an effective way to address teen dating violence. Has anyone found it to be helpful?
Marina Rogers
02/10/2016
arrow icon I think what is more effective in addressing teen dating vio...
Jennifer Taylor
02/10/2016
arrow icon It is important to continually encourage and display to teen...
Dee
02/10/2016
arrow icon We are always discussing healthy relationships with the teen...
dra
02/10/2016
arrow icon That seems to be a good way of pushing kids closer to safer ...
AcBatts
02/10/2016
arrow icon It is a very helpful technique; however, ensuring that skill...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon That is the 1st step in prevention. Encouraging healthy rela...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon I believe it is a good thing to encourage teens to be in a h...
medlinsm
02/10/2016
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We are a DV and SA agency who is having difficulty getting teens to come for counseling in particular groups. Any ideas of how to engage them, agencies to reach out to or barriers/blocks that we could add...
camilla
02/10/2016
arrow icon Location and activities are key when working with the younge...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Again, it's important to meet teens where they are. Try soci...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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How do we get teens to disclose to adults when they are being mistreated and abused?
Angela Buckhana
02/10/2016
arrow icon One way to help a teen disclose abuse to adults is to create...
Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
arrow icon Make sure there are available resources for teens. Most impo...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
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Please give some examples of Victims telling, without telling, of the abuse experiences they have lived through
wende
02/10/2016
arrow icon Sudden changes in demeanor, eating or cleanliness habits, an...
Dee
02/10/2016
arrow icon Everyday actions is one sign that sticks out the most in my ...
medlinsm
02/10/2016
arrow icon Victims of dating violence present non-verbal clues such as ...
K. Varnell
02/10/2016
arrow icon I feel like their actions, within everyday life, as in the w...
AcBatts
02/10/2016
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Michelle Harkey
02/10/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Michelle Harkey and Keisha Varnell to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Outreach and Respo...
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