Gulf Coast Center For
Nonviolence

Archives for February 2014

80% of teens stay in the

80% of teens stay in the abusive relationship. Let them know that it’s not normal for a relationship to be abusive. http://t.co/2FTV6Jstln

A teen’s confusion abou

A teen’s confusion about the law & their desire for confidentiality are 2 of the most significant barriers stopping them from seeking help.

A teen’s confusion abou

A teen’s confusion about the law and their desire for confidentiality are two of the most significant barriers stopping young victims of…

81% of parents believe te

81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue. #TeenDatingViolence

Only 33% of teens who wer

Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse. #TeenDatingViolence

Currently only one juveni

Currently only one juvenile domestic violence court in the country focuses exclusively on teen dating violence.

New Hampshire is the only

New Hampshire is the only state where the law specifically allows a minor of any age to apply for a protection order. #TeenDatingViolence

Eight states currently do

Eight states currently do not include dating relationships in their definition of domestic violence. #TeenDatingViolence

61% of all ‘sexters’

61% of all ‘sexters’ who have sent nude images admit that they were pressured to do it at least once. #TeenDatingViolence

Approximately 22% of high

Approximately 22% of high-school age teens and 33% of college-age students (ages 18 to 24) have been involved in a form of nude sexting.

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A great way to show your support!

Just drop off your donated items to the Humane Society of South Mississippi in either of its thrift store locations (Gulfport or Ocean Springs) and let them know you're donating on behalf of the Women's Center. They will then provide us with vouchers our clients can then use to purchase clothing or household items for their family!

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