“[A healthy relationship] makes you feel good,” said Roxanna Curiel, project youth facilitator at ELAWC. It is one that makes you feel safe.” According to Curiel, sexual abuse and dating violence is a prevalent issue not talked about in the Latino community.“It is very important to reach out to a friend or someone in your circle; someone [you] trust.The idea of men being in control has to come from somewhere, though.
NO child is supposed to hurt, sadly, too many adults can not handle the truths of the devastations of sexual abuse. how can a society exist if children are continually robbed of themselves? Before we display your poetry, you must state you give us permission to post it on our website. This site is owned and maintained by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., a non-profit agency funded in part by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, Lee County, Florida Department of Health, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, City of Fort Myers, City of Cape Coral, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Office of the Attorney General, The Bobby Nichols - Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, fundraising and donations from the community.
If not, it will become a normalized situation.” In order to prevent teen dating abuse to become “normal,” ELAWC, the Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights Collaborative and the Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital is collaborating on the Boyle Heights Project.
With a grant from The California Endowment, the project will address the issue of sexual abuse and violence against women and girls in Boyle Heights by providing violence prevention education, coordinating training, providing outreach, conducing youth-focused training and establishing an advisory council.
That’s why it’s important that our teens and young adults be educated about the characteristics and consequences of this all too common problem.
The activities in the lesson help convey this information in a very interactive and hands-on approach.