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February 09, 2023

Trivia


For National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, we are offering FREE materials about accountability in healthy relationships. We uplift four parts of transformative justice to describe accountability.


Which of the following is NOT one of The Four Parts of Accountability?



A) Guilt

B) Apology

C) Repair

D) Changed Behavior


...


Scroll to the bottom for the answer.

Valentine’s Day & Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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When I learned that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, my first thought was “Great, I get to be the person who ruins Valentine’s Day by talking about relationship abuse.” 


Since then, I have thought a lot about how to talk about dating violence in the context of the social messages, practices, and complicated feelings connected with Valentine’s Day. Here is some of what I have learned:


  • It is helpful to have a reminder about how common...



Click here to read 3 tips by Youth Education Coordinator, Lyn Staack

Human Trafficking & the Super Bowl

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It’s that time of year again...Super Bowl weekend. Every year as the big game approaches, people turn their attention to sex trafficking. Local and national media outlets suggest that large sporting events are linked to spikes in human trafficking. Unfortunately, there are some key problems with this approach:


1. This focus on sex trafficking ignores and minimizes labor trafficking. 2. There is no evidence showing that sex trafficking increases around sporting events, including the Super Bowl. 3. These campaigns can negatively impact the very same people they claim to help. 


Let's clear up these problems with some context & information...


Click here to continue reading via Freedom Network USA

The Pandemic, Power, & Control

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Do you know anyone who has tried to:

  • Use the pandemic as a scare tactic to keep someone away from their kids?
  • Use the pandemic so someone couldn't visit their loved ones or family?
  • Tried to infect you with COVID-19 or another virus?

There are many ways that people have tried and still try to use the pandemic as a means of inflicting harm, conflict, and abuse.


Knowing how the pandemic can impact survivors can be crucial. If any of the above is familiar to what is happening to you, someone you care about, or a person you're currently storied to, it is important to know hope & healing are possible.



Click here for a "Staying Safe" guide by The Hotline

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Trivia


For National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, we are offering FREE materials about accountability in healthy relationships. We uplift four parts of transformative justice to describe accountability.


Which of the following is NOT one of The Four Parts of Accountability?



A) Guilt

B) Apology

C) Repair

D) Changed Behavior


...


Correct Answer: A


Accountability has four parts, and each part is important to the entire process of maintaining a healthy relationship. The four parts of accountability are self-reflection, apology, repair, and changed behavior.


Looking inward and sitting with uncomfortable feelings (but not with guilt or shame) may help you understand the choices you made, the outcomes of those choices, and how to make different choices in the future. Apologizing is also a chance to share that you understand what you did and to take responsibility for the impact of your actions. It is an opportunity to do the work necessary to be in a healthy relationship with those you have hurt or harmed — and to be in a healthier relationship with yourself. Repair can take a long time — you may need to apologize more than once. Behavior change is one of the hardest parts of accountability. It will likely take time and lots of practice.


Accountability doesn’t have to be scary, even though it can be extremely uneasy and uncomfortable.


Conflict, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and breaks in trust can all happen in healthy relationships. Most of us do not know how to be accountable for our actions. We can learn – and continue learning – about being accountable in our relationships.


For more information about accountability in healthy relationships, or to access FREE materials for preventing teen dating violence, click here.


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