Story Pitch: Teen Violence Prevention and Relationship Awareness

9307869410_5e90acedea_oThis story is focusing on preventing teenagers from engaging in unhealthy relationships . Many teenagers are getting themselves in unhealthy relationships that they are not able to get out of, with teen violence awareness teenagers will be able to avoid these types of issues. About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey) This story will make teens  learn prevention tools to dangerous situations that they may encounter during the  dating process. We will tell this story through video and audio so that viewers will be able to have a clear idea of why this story is so important.  . We will Interview Ms. Tillet, instructor from Girlfriends, an organization  with programs focusing on teen domestic violence and prevention. We could also interview one to two victims of violent relationships.   CDC (Center of Disease Control and prevention) reports 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the first year of their relationship. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey) We want to make people more aware of the things thats out there and where you could go get help from.

By Terranika Davis, Manesha Barnes, and Shaiqueria Sandifer

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