The goal of the organization is to wrap each survivor in compassion and trust starting with the simple words, “I believe you”—words Samantha knows firsthand can help victims move from surviving to thriving. Because violence and sexual assault leaves victims living in fear, some never get the chance to realize their full potential because their pain outweighs their strengths. The film tells the stories of two high school girls in different parts of the country whose kinship is the result of a common tragedy; both girls were sexually assaulted by boys they thought were friends.It can be scary and frustrating to know, or even think, that your child is in an abusive relationship.
Embody is Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin's education and training programs.
Learn more: org/embody DESCRIPTION At the root of all abuse is the fact that someone else knows.
This workshop introduces participants to the topics of teen dating and sexual violence.
Participants will explore their awareness of abusive behaviors and warning signs common to teen dating relationships, with an emphasis on healthy relationships as well.
This allows the abuse to remain even more hidden than conventional physical or verbal abuse. One study suggests the majority of victims—almost 7 in 10—don’t perceive EDV as serious enough to report.
Many youth fear having their access to technology revoked if they tell a parent or other adult about the abuse.
Learn about power and control, the cycle of violence, characteristics of healthy relationships, and facts about technology abuse.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER Samantha Collier founded and created Team Teal365, a small grassroots organization established in 2009 that is dedicated to empowering, educating, advocating, and supporting ALL survivors of sexual assault. Abused as a child and raped as an adult, Samantha feels a personal obligation to serve and be a visible witness to her community about what a sexually abused person looks like.
Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.