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This week's campaign theme is healthy relationships. Read below for resources on signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, how to set boundaries after trauma, and healing in relationships. We also have the final White Ribbon Campaign segment from CNYCentral with Honorary Co-Chair Emad Rahim and Project Coordinator/Men's Outreach George Kilpatrick, as well as a New York Times essay by our Director of Marketing & Communications Virgie Townsend about parenting as a child abuse survivor.
Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally.
Interpersonal Boundaries: How Trauma Keeps Us Silent
Personal boundaries are what separate us from other people and things and help us form a distinct identity. Boundaries help us protect ourselves. Boundaries help define what belongs to you and what belongs to someone else.
It’s a shibboleth among child abuse survivors that they’re at higher risk of abusing their own children. In 2015, an NIH study used 30 years of child protective service agency records and reports from parents and children to debunk that myth.
For the fourth week of the campaign, Honorary Co-Chair Emad Rahim and our Project Coordinator/Men's Outreach George Kilpatrick talked with CNYCentral about the importance of men and male-identifying community members stepping up to end violence against women and gender-based violence.